Recognition and rejection of Sin.
35 years old, half of Biblical age 70.
Lion, leopard & she-wolf.
Sun behind mountain, right path, salvation.
Poetic justice punishment.
3 sins: self-indulgent, violent, and malicious.
First 5 circles: self-indulgent
Acheron: limbo - river, Charon ferryman
Self-interest: wasps or hornets/maggots
Purgatory: laboring to be free of their sins
Hell: justify their sins/unrepentant
None in Hell know of the present, only past/future.
Know nothing because of Final Judgement.
Unbaptized. Those who did not accept Christ and are not actively punished.
Limbo - Elysian Fields.
Second Circle & Beyond:
Judged by Minos, wraps his tail around himself a corresponding amount of times.
Incontinence, violence, fraud.
Inability to control natural urges
Lust: storm, blown to and fro, no respite
Cerebus guards the gluttons
Lie in freezing rain, slush, hail
Push rocks towards center, take rocks to their own.
Wrathful fight each other in river Styx.
Sullen/slothful lie beneath surface.
Beyond this is Dis
Guarded by Fallen Angels
Active rather than passive sins
Furies/Medusa vs Angel.
Heretics in flaming tombs.
Guarded by Minotaur
Outer - violent (boiling blood, centaurs firing arrows)
Middle - suicides (thorny bushes & trees harpies)
Inner - Violent against God, Nature & Order
Pain relief from suffering
Last two are for conscious treachery & fraud
Sheer cliff wall Geryon (winged monster)
Malebolge "evil pockets"
Ten stone pits connected by bridges
1: Panderers and seducers walking opposite paths while whipped by demons
2: Flatterers submerged in excrement
3: Simony (church buying) buried headfirst with flames on their feet
4: False prophets and sorcerors heads backwards, tears
5: Corrupt politicians boiling pitch.
Malebranche (evil claw) led by Malecoda (evil tail)
6: Broken bridge, hypocrites, gilded lead cloaks
7: Thieves, centaur, snake bites transformations
8: Fraudulent advisors individual flames
9: Sowers of discord, sword wielding demon
10: Falsifiers, alchemists, perjurers, disease
Every aspect of social interaction has been progressively destroyed.
Biblical & classical giants ring the ledge
Betrayers frozen in a lake of ice
Round 1: Caina - family
Round 2: Anternora - city
Round 3: Ptolomaea - guests
Round 4: Judecca - lords, benefactor
Treachery against God
3 faces: red, black, pale yellow
Devouring traitors, crying, mixed with blood
Brutus, Cassius, Judas
Climb down through Earth and come out the other side.