Greek Polytheism In Dante's Inferno

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The afterlife is an important part of both Greek mythology and Catholicism. Both religions have their own version of hell and view it as a place to pay for the sins a person has committed while alive. Dante’s writing blends together the Greek polytheism with the Catholic God and his commandments and appointed sins. Because of this mixture many Catholic figures such as various Popes, nonbelievers and Judas appear among the minotaur, Cerberus, and Gorgons. In Dante’s Inferno, Hell is divided into nine circles of suffering located deep beneath the crust of the Earth. Each circle caters to a different sin that Dante recognizes and condemns. As you sink deeper within hell and closer to Satan the sins become more heinous and the punishments more
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