It Was Either Level 1 or Level 6

Is it bad that limbo doesn’t sound that bad to me?

The Dante’s Inferno Test has sent you to the First Level of Hell – Limbo!
First Level of Hell – Limbo Charon ushers you across the river Acheron, and you find yourself upon the brink of grief’s abysmal valley. You are in Limbo, a place of sorrow without torment. You encounter a seven-walled castle, and within those walls you find rolling fresh meadows illuminated by the light of reason, whereabout many shades dwell. These are the virtuous pagans, the great philosophers and authors, unbaptised children, and others unfit to enter the kingdom of heaven. You share company with Caesar, Homer, Virgil, Socrates, and Aristotle. There is no punishment here, and the atmosphere is peaceful, yet sad.

Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Level Score
Purgatory (Repenting Believers) Very Low
Level 1 – Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers) Very High
Level 2 (Lustful) Moderate
Level 3 (Gluttonous) Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious) Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy) Low
Level 6 – The City of Dis (Heretics) High
Level 7 (Violent) Low
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers) Moderate
Level 9 – Cocytus (Treacherous) Low

Take the Dante’s Inferno Hell Test

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12 Responses to It Was Either Level 1 or Level 6

  1. Frederick Ross says:

    I suspect that most scientists (yep, me included) would get Limbo on this. But then, I remember thinking Limbo was the place to be when I read the Divine Comedy. The folks farther down in hell were pretty awful, those in purgatory were generally vulgar or at least really shallow, and paradise frankly seemed short on interesting things to think about. Plus, when Dante finally got to paradise and found his Beatrice, she gave him a tongue lashing he wasn’t likely to forget. Better to hang out in Limbo.

  2. Aggie says:

    Looks like I’m going to Dis as well. I hope we don’t bother you and your philosopher friends with our screams of terror! 🙂

  3. Lisa says:

    looks like we’ll be in limbo together

  4. CheekyAnonymous says:

    Limbo would be /awesome/.

  5. zevans says:

    It seems to me that Dis is physicists hang-out. That’s where I’m heading to as well.

  6. Robin Blume-Kohout says:

    Interesting… Limbo was an option for me, but I ended up in Dis with the heretics. Lots of other “high” score options too… I clearly wasn’t in danger of getting waitlisted and ending up in heaven!

  7. astephens says:

    Not me. I’m in the second circle of Hell lusting after Helen of Troy.

  8. AGeek says:

    Physicist. Heretic. Of course. Can’t imagine what’s wrong with any science type not ending up there.

  9. Blake Stacey says:

    It’s Dis for me, too. You know what they say: Heaven for climate, Hell for company!

  10. Ian Durham says:

    Second Circle of Hell for me. Quite frankly I’m a bit disappointed I didn’t get “Dis-ed” but too many of the questions were ambiguous (further evidence that there’s no such thing as a Yes/No question).

  11. serafino says:

    Father Paul McPartian, one of the members of Vatican’s Theological Commission, which compiled the 41-page report, about the very existence of Limbo, after a 2-year study, said ‘We cannot say we know with certainty what will happen to unbaptized children but we have good grounds to hope that God in his mercy and love looks after these children and brings them to salvation.'[The Telegraph]. This does not sound quite good to me.
    On the contrary Thomas Aquinas described the Limbo of Infants (‘Limbus Infantium’) as an eternal state of natural joy, untempered by any sense of loss at how much greater their joy might have been had they been baptized. And this sounds much better to me.

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