“Among these here is Semiramis, queen of Assyria, empress of many tongues. Her passion ruled her and her kingdom.” — Virgil

Semiramis was one of the Damned which Dante must punish or absolve for "The Damned" achievement/trophy. She was encountered in the circle of Lust.

Description Edit

Semiramis was an Assyrian Queen whose carnal cravings knew no bounds. She made lawful the very acts of lechery for which the other lustful shades are punished. She was the wife of Ninus.

Trivia Edit

  • In The Inferno, Dante witnesses the soul of Semiramis along with the many other lustful souls who are condemned within the Tempest of Lustful Shades, within the second circle of Hell.
  • Armenian legend also portrays her as lustful - namely, a homewrecker and a harlot.
  • Indigenous Assyrians, who are currently centered around Iraq, northwest Iran, northeast Syria and southeast Turkey, still use Semiramis as a name for female children.
Condemned Souls
Pontius Pilate ·  Orpheus ·  Electra ·  Francesca da Polenta ·  Paolo Malatesta ·  Semiramis ·  Ciacco ·  Clodia
Tarpeia ·  Gessius Florus ·  Fulvia ·  Boudica ·  Hecuba ·  Filippo Argenti ·  Emperor Frederick II
Cavalcante de Cavalcanti ·  Farinata degli Uberti ·  Attila the Hun ·  Pietro della Vigna ·  Brunetto Latini
Guido Guerra ·  Thaïs ·  Tiresias ·  Myrrha ·  Fra Alberigo ·  Mordred ·  Count Ugolino