Dante The Pilgrim (who must be distinguished from Dante the poet) is the central character in The Inferno. He travels through hell and its many circles with Virgil, the author of The Aenied, as his guide, and even gets to meet Satan at the end!

At first, this book seemed big and old and intimidating to me, until I started getting to the gory bits where dead people chew on each others bloody heads. Yay!