Inside the first circle, Dante enters the Hall of Kings. Inside are the virtous pagan shades of famous poets like Homer and Ovid, famous heroes like Hector of Troy, and noble rulers like Caesar and Saladin. Dante comes face to face with Saladin's soul, and remembers why he was fighting in the Crusades. All of the souls in this part of the Inferno are simply statues, however. Beyond this hall lies King Minos' Court.
- Souls - Extra souls can be obtained by destroying the statues.