Hell is the realm of the afterlife where those unrepentent mortals who committed sin are sent to be tortured as punishment for eternity. Composed of nine circles, the Inferno is strictly Lucifer's realm. Each circle is composed of a certain sin and those that commited such sins in life are punished poetically in death.
Main page: Shores of Acheron
The Nine CirclesEdit
Limbo is the first circle of the Inferno proper. Limbo is on the outer boundary of Hell, just across the river Acheron. Here lie those who were not sinful, but did not require the proper portal of faith.
Below Gluttony is the fourth circle of Hell, Greed. This circle more is mechanical in nature compared to the previous circles. Within the circle are occupants who are boiled alive in molten gold below, condemned for hoarding too closely or spending too freely with riches. Here Plutus, God of Wealth resides, along with Lady Fortune.
Below Anger is the sixth circle of Hell, Heresy. Within the infernal City of Dis are the shades who either denied the existence of God and the soul or who worshipped false idols and devils. In this nether-hell, Pagans, the followers of Epicurus, and atheists are burned in closed coffins for all eternity.
Below Heresy is the seventh circle of Hell, Violence. This circle is separated into three parts: Violence against others, Violence against self, and Violence against God. Those who acted with violence against others are boiled in the river of blood (The Phlegethon). Those who committed suicide, or violence against themselves, are placed as part of the Wood of the Suicides condemned to writhe in eternal pain as gnarled trees. Finally, those who showed violence against God are placed in the harsh region of the Abominable Sands.
Below Violence is the eighth circle of Hell, Fraud. Fraud is an extremely dark place that holds those guilty of deliberate, knowing evil, who used lies and deception for personal gain. This circle is divided into ten ditches, each holding a different type of liar and each has a different form of punishment. The ten ditches of Fraud are:
- Panderers and Seducers:
- Evil Counselors
- Sowers of Discord
Below Fraud is the ninth circle of Hell, Treachery. This is the deepest and blackest circle, where the traitorous shades are punished. The final circle is literally Hell frozen over. Along with the traitors, the giants of old are condemned here as well. At the bottom of Treachery lies Lucifer, trapped in the frozen Lake Cocytus.