Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dispater and The Second Layer of Hell

The second circle of Hell is a flat, black, barren wasteland, with only one outstanding geographical attribute.... the City of Dis where the Arch Duke Dispater sits on a throne of iron at the top of his mighty, unassailable fortress. We believe it looks a little bit like this...

Originally a Roman or Celtic god of the underworld, Dis Pater became Pluto or Hades. But in Dante's Divine Comedy, Dispater ruled over the city of Dis. 

If there were any roads in the fiery wasteland of Dis, they would all lead to the fortress of Dispater. But much like the Hotel California, you can check in, but you can never leave. 

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