Dante Inferno, Canto 8: PHLEGYAS



Engraver: Gustave Doré




Phlegyas’ anger

Apollo raped his daughter

So he burned temple


Gods are dangerous

Apollo killed Phlegyas

Phlegyas in Hell


Phlegyas works now

Ferries souls across the Styx

To lower circles


NOTE: The fifth circle punishes the angry as well the sullen and slothful. The angry are in the marshy River Styx, and they attack each other. This is the last circle devoted to punishing the sins of incontinence.



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