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Dante’s Inferno. An exciting journey through all the circles of Hell. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. “Hell has enlarged its soul and opened its mouth without any limits.” - Isaiah 5:14. Three Days in Hell.

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dante s inferno

Dante’s Inferno

An exciting journey through

all the circles of Hell


Abandon all hope, ye who enter here

“Hell has enlarged its soul and opened its mouth without any limits.”

- Isaiah 5:14

three days in hell
Three Days in Hell
  • Stephen’s three-day retreat mirrors other Biblical and Mythological journeys.
  • Old Testament: A disobedient Jonah is confined within the belly of a whale. After three days and a humble repentance, he is spewed out.
  • New Testament: Jesus descends into Hell for three days. He returns with the keys of Hell and Death, as well as large contingent of “virtuous heathens.”
the seven deadly sins saint thomas aquinas
The Seven Deadly Sins (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  • Lust
  • Gluttony
  • Avarice
  • Sloth
  • Anger
  • Envy
  • Pride
three types of sin dante alighieri
Three Types of Sin (Dante Alighieri)
  • Incontinence (Level 1)
    • Lack of self control
  • Violence (Level 2)
    • Conscious violation of God’s will
  • Fraudulent and Traitorous (Level 3)
    • Using reason and intellect as a weapon
VESTIBULE: Neutrals and Opportunists, indecisive, no real beliefs, those who don’t choose sides
  • CIRCLE #1—LIMBO: Virtuous Pagans and Unbaptized Babies
  • CIRCLE #2: Carnal and Lustful
  • CIRCLE #3: Gluttons
  • CIRCLE #4: Hoarders and Wasters CIRCLE #5: Wrathful and Sullen or Slothful
the first circle
The First Circle
  • Limbo
  • Virtuous pagans & unbaptized infants
  • Homer, Socrates and Plato
  • “Only so far afflicted that without hope” they “live in desire” (4.42)
the second circle
The Second Circle
  • The Lustful
  • Minos sits in judgment
  • Blown about forever by stormy winds just as, in life, they were blown about by the winds of passion
the third circle
The Third Circle

The Gluttons


The Third Circle

Guarded by Cerberus

Wallow in mud and muck

Besieged by hail & filthy water

the avaricious and the prodigal

The Fourth Circle

The avaricious and the prodigal

Avaricious (greedy)

Prodigal (wasteful)

Useless Labor

the fifth circle
The Fifth Circle
  • The Wrathful, Sullen, or Slothful
  • Attacking one another

City of Dis

Boundary between upper and lower Hell.

CIRCLE #6: Heretics
  • CIRCLE #7.1: Violence Against Neighbors CIRCLE #7.2: Violence Against Oneself (Forest of the Suicides)
  • CIRCLE #7.3.1: Violence Against God CIRCLE #7.3.2: Violence Against Nature (Homosexuals)
  • CIRCLE #7.3.3: Violence Against Art


Piero delle vigne




violence against nature

male homosexuality



Ugolino and Ruggieri



(smack) (slurp)



The Malbolge

  • “Bad Pockets”
  • Entry to lowest levels of Hell – for those who use their God-given intellect to distort the truth:
  • Fraud
  • Treachery
Circle 8: Fraud
  • CIRCLE #8.1: Pimps, Panderers, and Seducers
  • CIRCLE #8.2: Flatterers
  • CIRCLE #8.3: Simonists (Users of the Church)
  • CIRCLE #8.4: Fortunetellers and Soothsayers
  • CIRCLE #8.5: Grafters
  • CIRCLE #8.6: Hypocrites
  • CIRCLE #8.7: Thieves
  • CIRCLE #8.8: Evil Counselors and Deceivers
  • CIRCLE #8.9: Sowers of Discord/Scandal/Schism
  • CIRCLE #8.10: Falsifiers

CIRCLE #8.3:

The Simonists


CIRCLE #8.5: Grafters

“the acquisition of gain (as money) in dishonest or questionable ways; also: illegal or unfair gain”






CIRCLE #9.1 - CAINA: Treachery to Kindred
  • CIRCLE #9.2 - ANTENORA: Treachery to Country or Political Party
  • CIRCLE #9.3 - TOLOMEA: Treachery to Guests
  • CIRCLE #9.4 - JUDECCA: Treachery to Lords or Superiors
  • LOWEST LEVEL OF HELL: The worst of those who betrayed their benefactors

~Satan, Judas Iscariot, Brutus, and Cassius (Macbeth?)

where do you fit in
Where do you fit in?
  • http://www.4degreez.com/misc/dante-inferno-test.mv
  • Take the test and find out…if you DARE