Ice Lake
“Over the cliff and down, and when there is no more descending, they collect and form Lake Cocytus. There you shall see... I shall not describe it.” — Virgil

Lake Cocytus is the frozen lake of the ninth circle, where those who have committed treachery against God are punished. The lake itself is formed from the tears of Lucifer himself, and the flapping of his wings keep it frozen. It is here that Dante fights Lucifer at the end of Dante's Inferno, serving as the last boss of the game. In the middle of Lake Cocytus is a reversed pentacle that can show images and can be taken apart.


  • In both the game and poem, it is the name of the frozen lake where Lucifer is trapped in from waist down. It is said that the lake was created from his tears he shed from his treachery against God. The lake is kept frozen from the wind produced by his beating wings. Only the souls of those who committed unspeakable treachery against God are imprisoned here with Lucifer.
  • In "The Inferno", Dante placed Lucifer in the innermost part of the ninth (deepest) circle of Hell, where he was frozen up to his waist in ice. He was described as having three heads, in which he was gnawing upon history's three greatest traitors: Brutus, Cassius, and Judas Iscariot.


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