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In the innermost ring of the seventh circle of hell, Dante encountered Capaneus, a haughty hero in Greek mythology. Jupiter killed him with a thunderbolt for uttering arrogant words. He proudly proclaimed that his attitude had not changed, in spite of the fact that he was suffering torments.

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As Dante and Virgil approached the lower circles of hell, a horrible stench arose from the abyss. They decided to discontinue their journey until they grew accustomed to the foul odor. In the meantime, Virgil explained what type of sinners they would encounter in the lower circles of hell, and he also commented on factors that were puzzling to Dante.

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Demons prevented Dante and Virgil from entering the city of Dis until a heavenly messenger came and rebuked them. Dante and Virgil were then able to descend to the sixth circle of hell, where prominent heretics were lying in flaming sepulchers.

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In the fifth circle of hell, Phlegyras ferried Dante across the Styx. On the way, they met the soul of Filippo Argenti, an angry man whom Dante did not like. They witnessed his punishment. Then they arrived before the city of Dis. Here the demons did not want to let Dante pass.

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Real love is hard to come by, work to keep, fires of jealousy and hate can destroy quickly if not extinguished.

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A creative little poem. Comments are open.

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A random poem that I’ve been thinking about lately. Comments are open.

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Dan Brown said that "Manila is the Gates of Hell", well why don’t we further stretch the story and make the comment interesting with an idea.

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Heat waves, wild fires, drought; now you know it’s summer again.

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The story of Inferno, the fire demon that ravaged Herten.

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