The following are some things to think about regarding the potential next President of the US who is not deserving of such a position. Those who voted for him will soon see, I hope for the sake of everyone I am wrong, just who they really voted for. Read the following to see what may lay ahead for him in the poet Dante’s Inferno.
The Doorway to Dante’s Inferno has been opened. Let’s see who falls down somewhere in the 9 Circles of Hell, (I do not necessarily agree with some of the designated placements). It is a poet’s interpretation. The Divine Comedy is an epic poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It includes three parts: Inferno, Purgatory & Paradise. I choose to represent Dante’s Inferno.
INFERNO (The 9 Circles of Hell) follows:
First Circle (Limbo)
Dante’s First Circle of Hell is resided by virtuous non-Christians and unbaptized pagans who are punished with eternity in an inferior form of Heaven. They live in a castle with seven gates which symbolize the seven virtues. Here, Dante sees many prominent people from classical antiquity such as Homer, Socrates, Aristotle, Cicero, Hippocrates and Julius Caesar.
Second Circle (Lust)
The Second Circle of Hell, find people who were overcome by Lust. They are punished by being blown violently back and forth by strong winds, preventing them from finding peace and rest. Strong winds symbolize the restlessness of a person who is led by desire for fleshly pleasures.
Third Circle (Gluttony)
The Third Circle of Hell, will be found souls of gluttons who are watched over by a worm-monster Cerberus. Sinners in this circle of Hell are punished by being forced to lie in a vile slush that is produced by never ending icy rain. The vile slush symbolizes personal degradation of one who overindulges in food, drink and other worldly pleasures, while the inability to see others lying nearby represents the gluttons’ selfishness and coldness.
Fourth Circle (Greed)
In the Fourth Circle of Hell, the Souls of people who are Punished for Greed. Divided into two groups – those who hoarded possessions and those who lavishly spent. Great weights were used as a weapon, pushing it with their chests, symbolizing their selfish drive for fortune during their lifetime.
Fifth Circle (Anger)
The Fifth Circle of Hell is where the Wrathful and Sullen are punished for their sins. The Wrathful fight each other on the surface of the river Styx and the Sullen are gurgling beneath the surface of the water.
Sixth Circle (Heresy)
When reaching the Sixth Circle of Hell, Heretics are condemned to eternity in flaming tombs.
Seventh Circle (Violence)
The Seventh Circle of Hell is divided into three rings. The Outer Ring houses murderers and others who were violent to other people and property. Many notable historical and mythological figures sank into a river of boiling blood and fire. In the Middle Ring, the poet Dante sees suicides who have been turned into trees and bushes which are fed upon by harpies. But he also sees here profligates, chased and torn to pieces by dogs. In the Inner Ring are blasphemers and (sodomites – this was fucked up thinking), residing in a desert of burning sand and burning rain falling from the sky.
Eight Circle (Fraud)
The Eight Circle of Hell is resided by the fraudulent. This circle of Hell is divided into 10 stony ditches with bridges between them. Dantes finds the following: 1. Panderers and Seducers. 2. Flatterers. 3. Those guilty of simony. 4. Sorcerers and False Prophets. 5. Corrupt Politicians. 6. Hypocrites. 7. Thieves 8. Evil Counselors and advisers. 9. Divisive Individuals. 10. Various Falsifiers Alchemists, Perjurers and Counterfeits.
Ninth Circle (Treachery)
The last Ninth Circle of Hell is divided into 4 Rounds according to the seriousness of the sin though all residents are frozen in an icy lake. Those who committed more severe sin are deeper within the ice. Each of the 4 Rounds is named after an individual who personifies the sin. Round 1 is named after Cain who killed his brother Abel. Round 2 is named after Anthenor of Troy who was Priam’s counselor during the Trojan War. Round 3 is named after Ptolemy (He was appointed governor of the Jericho region of Israel married a daughter of Simon Maccabaeus, military commander of the Maccabees and founder of Israel’s Hasmonean dynasty. Ptolemy held a banquet for his father-in-law Simon & two of Simon’s sons, where he had them killed. He then attempted to have Simon’s third son, John, killed also, but failed.) Round 4 is named after Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Maggie the Cat | Roars & Whispers