"God they blasphemed and their progenitors, The human race, the place, the time, the seed Of their engendering and of their birth!"

(Canto 3, lines 103-105)

These curses seem biblical in origin, as in Job 3:3, "Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived." and Jeremiah 20:14, "Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed."