Step 3: Dante

The 9 circles of Dante's Inferno

Dante’s imagining of hell is a conical hole in the ground divided into nine circles, each corresponding to a particular sin.

The sins are more serious as the circles descend, with the worst at the bottom.

This is a diagram of the sins in the nine circles of Dante’s Hell.

Have a look at it.

This is a more general presentation of Dante’s Hell.  A single sin is punished in each of the upper circles (1-6). The lower circles are subdivided into different types of the general sin punished there: the 7th circle into three parts, the 8th into ten, the 9th into four.

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Saturday 6th November 2021
Paradiso Cantos 32-33
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Friday 4th June 2021
Paradiso Cantos 30-31
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Friday 22nd November 2019
Paradiso Cantos 27-29
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Friday 27th September 2019
Paradiso Cantos 23-26

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