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Dante Alighieri's Inferno

Abandon All Hope, You Who Enter Here



Punishments meted out to sinners in Dante Aigheri's Inferno



FIRST CIRCLE (LIMBO)

Unbaptizeed / Virtuous Pagans Struck with grief from a lack of God's Presence



SECOND CIRCLE

Lustful Blown about by violent and endless wind



THIRD CIRCLE

Gluttons Bombarded with rain, hail, and black snow



FOURTH CIRCLE

Hoarders

Forced to push boulders

to the center of the circle



Spenders

Forced to push

boulders back out of

the center of the circle



FIFTH CIRCLE

Wrathful

Engaged in combat with

one another on the surface

of the River Styx



Sullen

Sunk to the bottom

of the River Styx



SIXTH CIRCLE (CITY OF DIS)

Heretics Locked in burning stone coffins



SEVENTH CIRCLE (PLAIN OF FIRE)



RING ONE

Violent

Forced to swim in a boiling

stream of blood



RING TWO

Suicides

Transformed into thorny trees

that are ripped apart by Harpies



RING THREE

Blasphemers / Sodomites / Usurers

Condemned to a desert

of blazing sand with a

constant rain of fire



EIGHTH CIRCLE (MALEBOLGE)

POUCHES

1 Pimps/Seducers

Whipped by

demons while

marching



2 Flatterers

Immersed in human excrement



3 Simoniacs

Placed in holes head

first with their legs

exposed and burned



4 Diviners

Contorted until

their heads are

backwards and they

cry until blind



5 Corrupt Politicians

Immersed in pool of

boiling pitch



6 Hypocrites

Forced to wear cloaks of lead



7 Thieves

Chased and bitten by reptiles



8 False Counselors

Wrapped in individual

columns of flame



9 Schismatics

Split from

chin to groin

by sword



10 Falsifiers

Compelled to

scratch their

itching skin



NINTH CIRCLE (PIT OF HELL)



CAINA

Betrayers of Kin

Lodged head first

in blocks of ice



ANTENORA

Betrayers of Country

forced to eat one

another



CENTER

Brutus, Cassius,

Judas Iscariot

Chewed endlessly

in Lucifer's jaws



PTOLOMEA

Betrayers of Guests

Lodged head up in

blocks of ices with frost

freezing their eyes so

that they cannot cry



JUDECCA

Betrayers of Benefactors

Contorted and

lodged completely

within blocks of ice

Dante Alighieri's Inferno

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There's so many ways a human can find themselves on the fast track to hell. From having lustful thoughts to overeating, everyone is a sinner. However, not all sinners are created equal according to Da...
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