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Dante Alighieri - "The Divine Comedy"

INFERNO schema

Location:
THE DARK FOREST
Book & canto:
Inferno I - II
Present therein:
THE LEOPARD, THE LION & THE SHE-WOLF.
Virgil.
Location:
THE GATES OF HELL - THE VESTIBULE OF HELL
Book & canto:
Inferno III
Destiny for:
The Uncommitted & Pusillanimous
[ punishment: chasing a banner, stung by wasps & hornets ]
Present therein:
Pope Celestine V.
Location:
THE RIVER ACHERON
Book & canto:
Inferno III
Present therein:
CHARON (ferryman across the Acheron).
Location:
1st CIRCLE OF HELL (inc. Noble Castle)
[ UPPER HELL ]
Book & canto:
Inferno IV
Destiny for:
The Unbaptised & Worthy Pagans
[ punishment: the limbo of 'desire without hope' ]
Present therein:
Homer, Ovid, Horace, Lucan, (Virgil also resides here),
In the Noble Castle:
Electra, Hector, Aeneas, Caesar, Camilla, Penthesilea, Latinus, Lavinia, Lucius Junius Brutus, Lucretia, Julia, Marcia, Cornelia, Saladin, Aristotle, Socrates, Plato, Democritus, Diogenes, Anaxagoras, Thales, Empedocles, Heraclitus, Zeno, Dioscorides, Orpheus, Cicero, Linus, Seneca, Euclid, Ptolemy, Hippocrates, Galen, Avicenna, Averrhoes.
Location:
2nd CIRCLE OF HELL
[ UPPER HELL - SINS OF APPETITE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno V
Destiny for:
The Sexually Promiscuous
[ punishment: the blowing winds of the infernal gale ]
Present therein:
MINOS (demon judge of the damned)
Francesca da Polenta, Paolo Malatesta, Dido, Cleopatra, Helen, Achilles, Paris, Tristram.
Location:
3rd CIRCLE OF HELL
[ UPPER HELL - SINS OF APPETITE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno VI
Destiny for:
The Gluttonous
[ punishment: the beating of icy rain ]
Present therein:
CERBERUS (demon guardian of the 3rd Circle)
Ciacco of Florence.
Location:
4th CIRCLE OF HELL
[ UPPER HELL - SINS OF APPETITE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno VII
Destiny for:
The Moneygrubbers & Wasters
[ punishment: the antagonistic rolling of heavy weights ]
Present therein:
PLUTUS (demon guardian of the 4th Circle).
Location:
5th CIRCLE OF HELL
[ lagoons of THE RIVER STYX ]
[ UPPER HELL - SINS OF APPETITE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno VII - VIII
Destiny for:
The Angry & Sullen
[ punishment: wallowing in the lagoons of the Styx ]
(angry beat & bite each other, sullen are trapped underwater)
Present therein:
PHLEGYAS (demon ferryman across the Styx)
Filippo Argenti (amongst the angry).
Location:
THE WALLS OF THE CITY OF DIS
[ THE GATES OF LOWER HELL ]
Book & canto:
Inferno VIII - IX
Present therein:
The spirits fallen from heaven,
The Furies: MEGAERA, TISIPHONE, ALECTO,
The Gorgon: MEDUSA,
The heavenly messenger.
Location:
6th CIRCLE OF HELL
[ LOWER HELL - SPECULATIVE SIN ]
Book & canto:
Inferno IX - X - XI
Destiny for:
The Heretics & Sceptics
[ punishment: mass burial within hot tombs ]
Present therein:
Epicurus (and 'Epicureans'), Farinata degli Uberti, Cavalcante de' Cavalcanti, Frederick II of Swabia, Ottaviano degli Ubaldini, Pope Anastasius II.
Location:
THE PATH TO THE CIRCLES OF MALICE
[ LOWER HELL ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XII
Present therein:
The MINOTAUR.
Location:
7th CIRCLE OF HELL - 1st ROUND OF VIOLENCE
[ THE RIVER PHLEGETHON ]
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XII
Destiny for:
The Violent Against Others (tyrants, murderers, plunderers)
[ punishment: boiling in the river of blood ]
(tyrants immersed, murderers to throat, plunderers to feet)
Present therein:
CHIRON, NESSUS & the Centaurs (guardians of the 1st round)
Alexander the Great, Dionysius the Elder, Azzolino III da Romano, Obizzo da Este (amongst the tyrants), Guy de Montfort (amongst the murderers), Attila the Hun, Pyrrhus, Sextus, Rinier da Corneto, Rinier Pazzo (amongst the plunderers).
Location:
7th CIRCLE OF HELL - 2nd ROUND OF VIOLENCE
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XIII
Destiny for:
The Violent Against Themselves (suicides, squanderers)
[ punishment: the unnatural wood ]
(suicides become brittle trees, squanderes torn by she-dogs)
Present therein:
The HARPIES & SHE-DOGS
Pier delle Vigne, an anonymous Florentine (amongst the suicides), Ercolano Maconi of Siena, Jacopo da Sant'Andrea (amongst the squanderers).
Location:
7th CIRCLE OF HELL - 3rd ROUND OF VIOLENCE
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XIV - XV - XVI - XVII
Destiny for:
The Violent Against God (blasphemers)
The Violent Against Nature (sexual perverts)
The Violent Against Art (usurers)
[ punishment: the burning sands with rains of fire ]
(blasphemers lay supine, perverts wander, usurers sit hunched)
Present therein:
Capaneus (amongst the blasphemers), Brunetto Latini, Priscian, Francesco d'Accorso, Andrea dei Mozzi, Jacopo Rusticucci, Guido Guerra, Tegghiaio Aldobrandi, Guglielmo Borsiere (amongst the sexual perverts), a Gianfigliazzi of Florence, an Ubbriachi of Florence, a Scrovegni of Padua (amongst the usurers).
Location:
THE PHLEGETHON WATERFALL TO MALEBOLGE
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XVII
Present therein:
GERYON.
Location:
8th CIRCLE OF HELL - 1st CHASM OF FRAUD
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XVIII
Destiny for:
The Procurers & Seducers
[ punishment: whipping by horned devils ]
(procurers walking anti-clockwise, seducers walking clockwise)
Present therein:
HORNED DEVILS
Venedico Caccianemico (amongst the procurers), Jason (amongst the seducers).
Location:
8th CIRCLE OF HELL - 2nd CHASM OF FRAUD
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XVIII
Destiny for:
The Flatterers
[ punishment: the beating of oneself in a ditch of excrement ]
Present therein:
Alessio Interminei of Lucca, Thais.
Location:
8th CIRCLE OF HELL - 3rd CHASM OF FRAUD
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XIX
Destiny for:
The Simoniacs
[ punishment: fire across the feet, headlong down rock holes ]
Present therein:
Pope Nicholas III (Pope Boniface VIII & Pope Clement V destined for this chasm).
Location:
8th CIRCLE OF HELL - 4th CHASM OF FRAUD
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XX
Destiny for:
The Futurologists
[ punishment: walking backwards with the head twisted 180° ]
Present therein:
Tiresias, Manto, Eurypylus, Michael Scott, Guido Bonatti, witches.
Location:
8th CIRCLE OF HELL - 5th CHASM OF FRAUD
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XXI - XXII - XXIII
Destiny for:
The Grafters & Swindlers
[ punishment: boiling in pitch, hooked & torn by demons ]
Present therein:
MALACODA, SCARMIGLIONE, ALICHOINO, CALCABRINA, CAGNAZZO, BARBARICCIA, LIBICOCCO, DRAGHINAZZO, CIRIATTO, GRAFFIACANE, FARFARELLO, RUBICANTE -
The MALEBRANCHE (black devil guardians of the 5th chasm)
Ciampolo of Navarre, Brother Gomita, Michael Zanche.
Location:
8th CIRCLE OF HELL - 6th CHASM OF FRAUD
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XXIII - XXIV
Destiny for:
The Hypocrites
[ punishment: walking slowly in hooded cloaks of lead ]
Present therein:
Catalano dei Malavolti, Loderingo, Caiaphas, Annas (the latter two each naked & crucified on the path with three stakes, such that they must bear the weight of all who pass over them).
Location:
8th CIRCLE OF HELL - 7th CHASM OF FRAUD
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XXIV - XXV
Destiny for:
The Thieves
[ punishment: binding, burning, transforming by/into serpents ]
Present therein:
Vanni Fucci, Cacus, Cianfa, Agnello, Buoso, Puccio Sciancato, Francesco Dei Cavalcanti.
Location:
8th CIRCLE OF HELL - 8th CHASM OF FRAUD
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XXVI - XXVII
Destiny for:
The Corrupt Advisors
[ punishment: wrapping in flame ]
Present therein:
Ulysses, Diomed, Guido da Montefeltro.
Location:
8th CIRCLE OF HELL - 9th CHASM OF FRAUD
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XXVIII - XXIX
Destiny for:
The Scandalmongers & Schismatics
[ punishment: mutilation by a sword-wielding devil ]
Present therein:
Mohammed, Ali ibn-abi-Talib, Pier da Medicina, Mosca dei Lamberti, Bertram de Born, Geri del Bello degli Aligheri.
Location:
8th CIRCLE OF HELL - 10th CHASM OF FRAUD
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XXIX - XXX
Destiny for:
The Falsifiers (impersonators, liars, forgers, alchemists)
[ punishment: disease & fever ]
Present therein:
Griffolino d'Arezzo, Capocchio, Gianni Schicchi dei Cavalcanti, Myrrha, Adam of Brescia, the wife of Potiphar, Sinon.
Location:
THE PIT OF COCYTUS
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XXXI
Present therein:
NIMROD, EPHIALTES, BRIAREUS, ANTAEUS, TITYOS, TYPHON -
The GIANTS (guardians of the 9th circle).
Location:
9th CIRCLE OF HELL - 1st ZONE OF TREACHERY
[ the frozen lake of THE RIVER COCYTUS ]
[ zone 'CAINA' ]
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XXXII
Destiny for:
The Treacherous To Family & Relatives
[ punishment: freezing to the throat, with head bowed down ]
Present therein:
Camicione dei Pazzi, Alessandro degli Alberti, Napoleone degli Alberti, Mordred, Vanni dei Cancellieri, Sassolo Mascheroni.
Location:
9th CIRCLE OF HELL - 2nd ZONE OF TREACHERY
[ the frozen lake of THE RIVER COCYTUS ]
[ zone 'ANTENORA' ]
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XXXII - XXXIII
Destiny for:
The Treacherous To Country & Cause
[ punishment: freezing to the throat, with head bowed down ]
Present therein:
Bocca degli Abati, Tesauro dei Beccheria, Gianni dei Soldanieri, Ganelon, Tebaldello dei Zambrasi, Ugolino della Gherardesca, Ruggieri degli Ubaldini.
Location:
9th CIRCLE OF HELL - 3rd ZONE OF TREACHERY
[ the frozen lake of THE RIVER COCYTUS ]
[ zone 'PTOLOMAEA' ]
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XXXIII
Destiny for:
The Treacherous To Guests
[ punishment: freezing to throat, tears frozen over eyes/face ]
Present therein:
Alberigo dei Manfredi, Branco d'Oria of Genoa.
Location:
9th CIRCLE OF HELL - 4th ZONE OF TREACHERY
[ the frozen lake of THE RIVER COCYTUS ]
[ zone 'JUDECCA' ]
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XXXIV
Destiny for:
The Treacherous To Legitimate Superiors & Benefactors
[ punishment: freezing, totally immersed in the frozen lake ]
Present therein:
(sinners unnamed)
Location:
9th CIRCLE OF HELL - 4th ZONE OF TREACHERY
[ the frozen lake of THE RIVER COCYTUS ]
[ zone 'JUDECCA' - CENTRAL POINT ]
[ LOWER HELL - SINS OF MALICE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XXXIV
Destiny for:
Judas, Brutus & Cassius -
Treacherous To Legitimate Superiors & Benefactors
[ punishment: devouring in the jaws of SATAN ]
Present therein:
SATAN (head with three faces & half chest above the ice)
Judas Iscariot (devoured & clawed headlong in red SATAN)
Brutus (devoured upside-down in black SATAN)
Cassius (devoured upside-down in white-yellow SATAN).
Location:
THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH
Book & canto:
Inferno XXXIV
Present therein:
SATAN (body below the chest).
Location:
THE TUNNEL TO MOUNT PURGATORY
[ SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE ]
Book & canto:
Inferno XXXIV
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