I made the following map after reading Dante Alighieri's The Inferno
(The Roman Numerals indicate what circle of Hell we are talking about. This is important because soon we will have circles inside of circles. I know this is a very rough drawing of Dante's
map of Hell - I will add to this with time.)
For those interested in Christian teaching, this is the trip Christ made between his crucifixion on Good Friday and his Resurrection on Easter Sunday. (A rough weekend to say the least.)
The second through fifth circles are included in a group called "Incontinence".
- Limbo - which holds Acheron
Dante now describes a separation between the upper and lower parts of Hell. Dividing these two areas are the Marsh of Stys and the Walls of Dis. Dis is essentially the capital city of Hell. The sixth
circle is not in the "Incontinence" group nor in the following "Violence" group
- The Lustful
- The Gluttonous - in this section he encounters Ciacco the Hog and Cerberus the three headed dog who eternally flays the gluttons.
- Avaricious & Prodigal
- The Wrathful
Now we enter the "Violence" section of Hell. It is only located in the seventh circle which in turn is divided into three groups
- The Heretics
Dante now encounters the Abyss (Gergen).
- Against one's Neighbor
- Against Oneself
- Against God
The eighth and ninth circles of Hell encompass the "Fraud" section. The eighth circle is divided into ten parts and the ninth and final circle is divided into three parts.
- The first part of "Fraud"
Dante finds the Giants Well
- Panders & Seducers
- False Counselors
- Servers of Discord
- Counterfeiters & Falsifiers
- Betrayal - the final circle
- Betrayers of Kin
- Political Traitors
- Betrayers of Guests or Benefactors