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"Her face was sickly pale, her whole body lean and wasted, and she squinted horribly; her teeth were discoloured and decayed, her poisonous breast of a greenish hue, and her tongue dripped venom. … Gnawing at other, and being gnawed, she was herself her own torment"

Invidia is a personification of envy, often envisioned as a woman, though it can also simply be used as a term for the emotion (without the personification aspect): in medieval times Invidia was considered one of the Seven Deadly Sins and was drawn as a woman with a serpent coiled round her breast and biting her heart, "to signify her self-devouring bitterness; she also raises one hand to her mouth to show she cares only for herself"

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