The 9 Circles of hell on earth(my view) part 3


8 Fraud

“I thought love was real but it’s nothing but an illusion.” The incorruptible has become corrupted, the faithful has lost her faith, and the true innocent has given way to the sins of man, like all before her.


This can begin with the sale of the sexual relationship, and on to the sale of Church and State; now, the very money is itself corrupted, every affirmation has become perjury and every identity a lie, so that every aspect of social interaction has been progressively destroyed

The fraudulent – those guilty of deliberate, knowing evil, these are the people who live by falsely representing the matter by words or conduct, this includes;

 Those who use the passions of others to drive them to do their bidding, like people who lie to others that they love them to reach a specific goal like sex.

Those who ask for payment to give blessings or who pay to receive a position in the act known as simony. This is indicative of the degeneration of religion in recent times where even the church glorifies money more than God.

Corrupt politicians, Hypocrites, alchemists, counterfeiters, perjurers, and impostors these all fall under the same category according to me because they use lies and tricks to get money or power. Politicians especially are not people who gave false advice, but people who used their position to advise others to engage in fraud

In the poem, Sorcerers, astrologers, and false prophets here have their heads twisted around on their bodies backward, so that they “found it necessary to walk backward, / because they could not see ahead of them.” While referring primarily to attempts to see into the future by forbidden means, this also symbolizes the twisted nature of magic in general


9 Treachery

“I will never forgive what you have done”

“You are a warrior of a weak and dying god a god who is the true evil. If you knew the true nature of God, you too would rebel”

Betrayal is very rampant in a lot of places. The traitors are distinguished from the “merely” fraudulent in that their acts involve betraying a special relationship of some kind. Judas betrayed Jesus in perhaps the most despicable act in history though it did lend an ounce of credibility to Jesus as the son of God after his resurrection.i have personally betrayed some of my friends in one way or another.

 In the poem, this is where Lucifer also has circles These rounds correspond, in order of seriousness, to betrayal of family ties, betrayal of community ties, betrayal of guests, and betrayal of liege lords. In contrast to the popular image of Hell as fiery, the traitors are frozen in a lake of ice, with each group encased in ice to progressively greater depth.

now that I’m done,what was this post about? just what i thought is wrong with the world based on a beautiful piece of literature.

à la prochaine

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