|Creatures|| Unbaptized Baby|
|Locations|| Charon's Ferry|
Citadel of Limbo
|Prev. Circle||The Gates of Hell|
Limbo is the first Circle of Hell.
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 in life, but did not acquire the proper portal of faith.
After entering the gates of Hell, Dante arrives at Limbo after boarding Charon and taking control of an Asterian Beast. On the opposite side of the Citadel of Limbo is the serpentine fallen King Minos, the Judge of the Damned. Dante manages to sentence the judge by placing Minos' tongue on a torture device and spins the wheel around to split his face in half, continuing into Lust.
- The term "Limbo" derives from the Latin term "limbus" which translates to "edge" or "boundary". It is believed to be the outermost region of Hell, to which are condemned souls who were not sinful, but lacked the proper faith to enter Paradise. However this is not offically taught by the Catholic Church but rather reflects Dante's twisted belief of hell and everyone that is supposed to dwell there.
- In "Inferno", Dante found poets Homer, Horace, Ovid, and Lucan, the Amazon queen Penthesilea, the mathematician Euclid, the philosophers Socrates and Aristotle, Julius Caesar, Electra, Camilla, Latinus, Lucius Junius Brutus, Lucretia, Orpheus, and Saladin. Virgil mentioned to Dante that Noah, Moses, David, and Abraham were in Limbo until Jesus arrived in Limbo and brought them to Heaven (referred to as the Harrowing of Hell.)
- A soul can only go to either Purgatory or Heaven if the soul finally accepts or believes that there is God.
- This implies that only in Limbo, a soul will have a chance. In the next circles, souls have to suffer endlessly.
|Nine Circles of Hell|
|Limbo · Lust · Gluttony · Greed · Anger · Heresy · Violence · Fraud · Treachery|