In Edmund Spenser's fist book of The Faerie Queen, we are presented with two allegories of truth and falsehood. Una and Duessa, respectively embody these two figures that compete for our as well as Red Cross Knight's attention yet as this site hopes to demonstrates their very description conjures up some interesting connections to other iconic figures. For Una these figures are not only "good," "true," and emblematic of the 7 virtues but also quite collapsible to form a cohesive vision of what truth should entail. The structure of these associations is linear where surface (textual) value is a mimetic caricature of it exterior traits. On the other hand, Duessa is by definition dual and as such her associations are full of depth, at times deceptive and surprising, at times blatant. However, this bares more investigation for what is truth but figure that cannot be narrated. It is flat and stagnant in terms of driving a plot, and it is to fiction and lies that a reader as a writer must turn to find a plot that will engage its reception and drive its creation. Thus truth can only be sough after in or rather through the labyrinth of seductive falsehood and its 7 deadly sins. So which path will you take?