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Debra Brown

Character List Dante's Inferno

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7.An advisor to Pope Boniface VIII, he was promised anticipatory absolution—forgiveness for a sin given prior to the perpetration of the sin itself.
9.A notoriously corrupt pope who reigned from 1294 to 1303, he made a concerted attempt to increase the political might of the Catholic Church and was thus a political enemy of Dante, who advocated a separation of church and state.
10.A former advisor to Emperor Frederick II, he committed suicide when he fell into disfavor at the court. He now must spend eternity in the form of a tree.
11.A Ghibelline political leader from Dante's era who resides among the Heretics in the Sixth Circle of Hell. He is doomed to continue his intense obsession with Florentine politics, which he is now helpless to affect.
15.A thief punished in the Seventh Pouch of the Eighth Circle of Hell who prophesies the defeat of the White Guelphs. A defiant soul, Fucci curses God and aims an obscene gesture at Him before Dante journeys on.
16.The author and protagonist of Inferno
17.The prince of Hell, also referred to as Dis.
18.The Centaur (half man and half horse) who carries Dante through the First Ring of the Seventh Circle of Hell.
19.The king of Crete in Greek mythology, he is portrayed by Dante as a giant beast who stands at the Second Circle of Hell, deciding where the souls of sinners shall be sent for torment.
1.The leader of the Malabranche, the demons who guard the Fifth Pouch of the Eighth Circle of Hell.
2.A lover condemned to the Second Circle of Hell for an adulterous love affair that she began after reading the story of Lancelot and Guinevere.
3.The boatman who rows Dante and Virgil across the river Styx.
4.A figure that Dante appropriates from Greek mythology, an old man who ferries souls across the river Acheron to Hell.
5.Dante's guide through the depths of Hell.
6.A Black Guelph, a political enemy of Dante who is now in the Fifth Circle of Hell. Argenti resides among the Wrathful in the river Styx.
8.One of the blessed in Heaven, Dante's journey by asking an angel to find Virgil and bid him guide Dante through Hell.
12.The giant who transports Dante and Virgil from the Eighth to the Ninth Circle of Hell.
13.A traitor condemned to the Second Ring of the Ninth Circle of Hell. He was driven to eat the corpses of his starved sons.
14.The massive serpentine monster that transports Dante and Virgil from the Seventh to the Eighth Circle of Hell.

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