Circle 9: The bottom of the well
SINS OF THE LEOPARD: FRADULENCE
This circle is divided into four sub-circles of Traitors:
- Count Ugolino
Click here to see his story.
Here at the bottom of the pit, frozen in Lake Cocytus, is the Great Worm in
the core of the earth. He has three faces, each a different color, each chewing on a famous sinner.
The color of Hatred. Opposite of Divine Love.
The middle face, chewing Judas Iscariot.
The color of Impotence. Opposite of Divine Omnipotence. He is
powerless--uselessly trapped here forever.
The right face chews Cassius.
The color of Ignorance. Opposite of Divine Wisdom. He made his
mistake and learned nothing from it.
It chews Brutus, who stabbed Caesar, his best friend, in the back.