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Inferno
« on: October 25, 2011, 08:51:38 AM »
Dante Alighieri has been a topic here a few times, probably...
But this one, is my Fiance's idea.

If Hell exists, both him and I know where we're going.
His plan, is to make his way through every layer of Hell, and find his friends and family.
I guess I would do the same. Cause, what else am I gonna do while I'm there, yeah?

So, what I'd like to know... is: Where you think you would end up, if you were to end up in Hell at all?
( Be honest, too! It's no fun if you're not. )


If you're not sure of what I'm talking about, or about where you would end up... I did some searching, and have decided that this site is the best for explaining it pretty quickly:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inferno_%28Dante%29

Of course, I'm sure you could always find a quiz somewhere:

http://www.4degreez.com/misc/dante-inferno-test.mv Is the most popular, I believe.
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 09:11:31 AM »
Oh well.... my dark days of self afflicting pain got me to here:

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Seventh Level of Hell

Guarded by the Minotaur, who snarls in fury, and encircled within the river Phlegethon, filled with boiling blood, is the Seventh Level of Hell. The violent, the assasins, the tyrants, and the war-mongers lament their pitiless mischiefs in the river, while centaurs armed with bows and arrows shoot those who try to escape their punishment. The stench here is overpowering. This level is also home to the wood of the suicides- stunted and gnarled trees with twisting branches and poisoned fruit. At the time of final judgement, their bodies will hang from their branches. In those branches the Harpies, foul birdlike creatures with human faces, make their nests. Beyond the wood is scorching sand where those who committed violence against God and nature are showered with flakes of fire that rain down against their naked bodies. Blasphemers and sodomites writhe in pain, their tongues more loosed to lamentation, and out of their eyes gushes forth their woe. Usurers, who followed neither nature nor art, also share company in the Seventh Level.

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Re: Inferno
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011, 09:41:35 AM »
Until I took the test, I may have sworn that I would have ended up in Limbo  :-P I guess I'm too Sinful and Violent.

Purgatory | Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo | Moderate
Level 2 | High
Level 3 | Moderate
Level 4 | Very Low
Level 5 | Moderate
Level 6 - The City of Dis | Very High
Level 7 | Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge | High
Level 9 - Cocytus | Low


Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis

You approach Satan's wretched city where you behold a wide plain surrounded by iron walls. Before you are fields full of distress and torment terrible. Burning tombs are littered about the landscape. Inside these flaming sepulchers suffer the heretics, failing to believe in God and the afterlife, who make themselves audible by doleful sighs. You will join the wicked that lie here, and will be offered no respite. The three infernal Furies stained with blood, with limbs of women and hair of serpents, dwell in this circle of Hell.
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011, 10:15:46 AM »
You will have to work harder to get to mine ;) so we can hang and stuff :lol:

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Re: Inferno
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2011, 10:34:40 AM »
I could always just go down a little ways. The path isn't that difficult, from everything I understand.  :lol:
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2011, 12:07:49 PM »
So yeah, it told me this-

Level 6 - The City of Dis

You approach Satan's wretched city where you behold a wide plain surrounded by iron walls. Before you are fields full of distress and torment terrible. Burning tombs are littered about the landscape. Inside these flaming sepulchers suffer the heretics, failing to believe in God and the afterlife, who make themselves audible by doleful sighs. You will join the wicked that lie here, and will be offered no respite. The three infernal Furies stained with blood, with limbs of women and hair of serpents, dwell in this circle of Hell.

But I also scored 'Very High' on the 8th level.
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2011, 12:27:53 PM »
7th level knew it. Just cause I like chicks. God damn it!  :laugh:
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2011, 12:29:10 PM »
Haha, for the most part it seems everyone will be pretty easy to get to.

"Hey, V! How ya doin' over there?"  :-P
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2011, 12:31:41 PM »
"Okay I guess, just wish they'd turn up the AC. It's so damn hot down here."
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2011, 12:49:12 PM »
Well hey, anyone that had to suffer with the Heat... There's this spot that's a giant frozen lake that you have to cross before you get to Satan's legs...
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2011, 12:50:39 PM »
actually according to Dante the lower in the levels that you get, the colder it gets. The only exception is the sodomites are hailed upon by burning fiery rain.
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2011, 01:04:28 PM »
It's funny because all my friends have had this discussion before. What do we do if/when we all end up in he'll? I voted for a rebellion. Why not try to take he'll for ourselves?
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2011, 01:32:30 PM »
Well see, I've read The Divine Comedy and done countless amounts of research on it. I strongly believe if there were a hell, it'd be Dante's representation.

Each circle has it's individual punishment.

Those in Limbo are the most plausible to take over Hell, but once they are judged by Minos, they usually end up in a lower circle.

The lustful are bound to the one they were lustful with in unpleasurable ties in a never ending storm.

 The gluttons are laying in their own filth, immobilized by the freezing rain, and fed upon by the great Cerberus - I wouldn't mess with that doggy.

The hoarders and wasters are eternally push their heavy material goods, unable to fall free of their greed.

The angry are frozen in wrathful positions in the River Styx, while on the other side of the boiling river lies the City of Dis which is the home of the fallen angels.

Heretics are trapped in fiery tombs, free to worship god and only god.

The lovely land of the violent consists of the sands of the sodomites, the boiling blood river, the Phlegethon bound by painful burns and the centaurs, and obviously the suicide woods - unable to move for eternity, bound to their roots.

The fradulent are entrapped in the Malebolge, which are tormented by demons forced to do specific punishments due to their crime.

Finally the treacherous are trapped in ice, unable to move or speak at all.

So, there's almost no way to escape - only under very rare and specific cases.

(Citation: Dante's Inferno - Dante Algheri, and a little bit of Wiki to refresh my memory) :)

BUT, as I digress, if you want to overthrow Hell, count me in. I've already got connections. ;D haha.
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2011, 12:32:11 PM »
I strongly believe if there were a hell, it'd be Dante's representation.

Agreed!


So, there's almost no way to escape - only under very rare and specific cases.

Well, my Fiance's whole idea started because of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's Inferno and Escape From Hell books...
Hell is Dante's version, and beyond the Lake you can get to Satan's legs, and climb your way up. But for some reason, only one person seems to escape at a time. However, with Eternity to spare, why not try to get our loved ones and friends out?


BUT, as I digress, if you want to overthrow Hell, count me in. I've already got connections. ;D haha.

Haha, is it you that rented out the space across the way from me? I think Nina's my neighbor  :wink:
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2011, 01:32:59 PM »
This thought keeps dwelling in my mind about Inferno and all. If Inferno-Hell-Underworld is same as in ancient times, then we had more than one that went there and came back. Always with some sacrifice though. Preferably human.