The cycle of the last endings in Notre-Dame of Benva
presents the particularity of introducing a third level, intermediary between
damnation and salvation : the Purgatory.
The belief has imposed
itself gradually, in the late Middle Ages, and the image
Penitent souls are crammed together in a jail, behind
They undergo the torture of the fire.
However, unlike Hell where torture shall never end, the
souls of the Purgatory can receive help from angels giving them water,
to drink and freshen themselves up, and their imprisonment is only temporary.
The jail has no roof, some are already leaving it to become