Here lies the city of Dis. Three furies appear at the gates to intimidate Dante and Virgil. They are scared, but do not take heed of the warnings because an angel sent from heaven comes to their aid.
The inside of the city is carpeted with coffins, in which the arch heretics (bad religious leaders) and their followers are torchured as flames shot out of their graves. Cavalcante de’ Cavalcanti is here.