Limbo , originating in the Latin word limbus, is the place where, according to the doctrine of Christianity, the souls of those who die of children without having received the sacrament of baptism. For the Bible , limbo is the space where the souls of the patriarchs of antiquity and of sanctities were suspended, waiting for the salvation of humanity.
In the field of religion Therefore, we can talk about children's limbo or of limbo of the patriarchs .
The limbo of the children harbors the souls of the little ones who died without being baptized and that, therefore, drag the guilt of the so-called original sin despite not having incurred sins by themselves.
The limbo of the patriarchs, on the other hand, is the place where the souls of the saints who died before the redemption by the crucifixion would have been, being saved by Jesus Christ after his death
In the same way, we cannot ignore the adverbial phrase that is used very frequently and colloquially: being in limbo. With it, what we are trying to express is that a person in question is absolutely distracted or finned. However, on other occasions it is used to say that someone is not aware of what is happening in a particular subject or matter that directly affects them.
The notion of limbo also refers to the edge or boundary of something, especially at the end of a dress . By extension to this meaning, limbo is used in the field of anatomy (nail limbus, honeycomb limbo, etc.). In the astronomy , the stellar limbo is the edge in the image of a certain star, which appears with less brightness than its central part.
As instrument , the limbo is a plate with an engraved scale that is used to know the location in which a mobile index is located on different devices.
In the field of Literature, the term that now occupies us not only as a space for stories but also as a title of various works has been used throughout history. Thus, for example, we find the fact that this concept is what gives name to one of the most interesting novels of the English writer Aldous Huxley that he published in the year 1920.
In the same way, another literary work that also bears the title of "Limbo" is a narrative, framed within science fiction, made in 1952 by the American writer Bernard Wolfe. It is considered as one of the precursor novels of the well-known cyberpunk movement, defined as being an approach to the future where new technologies and a chaotic social order are the main keys.
It presents a future where society has to face the Third World War. But not only to this but also to an absolute domain of capitalism and new social ideas.
Limbo, finally, is the game which consists of walking under a wand that progressively approaches the floor more and more.