Daughter of the King of Assyria, Myrrha lies in the second deepest Circle, Fraud, with only her insanity left. She is a disgusting mockery of one who disguises herself to seduce her own father.
- In The Inferno, Dante and Virgil behold the shade of Myrhha in the final ditch of the Malebolge, damned for her act of falsifying.
- In Greek mythology, Myrrha, the daughter of King Cinryas, was cursed by the goddess Aphrodite into lusting for her father, after Myrrha's mother boasted that Myrrha's beauty was a match for Aphrodite's. Myrrha had initially contemplated suicide as an alternate for her taboo feelings, but her sympathetic nurse counseled her into tricking Cinryas, disguising the girl as a prostitute. Myrrha afterwards became pregnant. When Cinryas learned the truth, in a fit of rage he tried to kill Myrrha, but Aphrodite saved her at the last minute by changing her into a myrrh tree. The tree later split open to birth Myrrha's son, Adonis.