Dante’s Inferno, Canto 12: RIVER OF BOILING BLOOD


Engraver: Auguste Doré


Boiling-blood river

Violent sinners stand there

Some up to eyelids


NOTE: Sinners who were physically violent against others stand in the river of boiling blood. Some are in boiling blood up to their eyelids, and some are in boiling blood up to their ankles. The more violent they were, the deeper in boiling blood they stand. The Centaurs are the guards here, and they shoot arrows at any sinners who try to relieve their pain by rising out the boiling blood.


Copyright by Bruce D. Bruce; All Rights Reserved



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