|Locations||City of Dis|
Heresy is the sixth Circle of Hell.
Upon entrance into Hell's capital, the infernal City of Dis, Dante descends into the lair of those who either denied the existence of God and the soul or who worshipped false idols and devils. They are encased within flaming tombs or nailed to inverted burning crosses. Heretics and Pagans are free to worship the "Fallen One" and guard this circle.
Areas of the CircleEdit
- Flaming Tombs: Different markings show that there are those who suffer from all lands, and from every epoch, forever enflamed.-Farinata Uberti
- Rescue by Christ: "Not long after my own death, I saw a mighty one come down and take forth from here a group of ancient shades. Our first parent, his son Abel, Noah, Abraham, and many others. The deep foul valley trembled on all sides and I thought the universe felt love."- Virgil
- Followers of Epicurus: "In this part of Hell, Epicures with all his followers, who make the soul die with the body, have their burial place."-Virgil
- In the Divine Comedy, Dante encounters Cavalcante de Cavalcanti, Farinata Uberti, Epicurus, Emperor Frederick II, and Pope An
|Nine Circles of Hell|
|Limbo · Lust · Gluttony · Greed · Anger · Heresy · Violence · Fraud · Treachery|