William Blake, Dante running from the three beasts, For example, the seven deadly sins of the Catholic Church that are cleansed in Purgatory are joined by special realms for the late repentant and the excommunicated by the church.
The Divine Comedy. They included two Jovial Friars, dishonest leaders of Florence. Virgil states that they must pass through hell to get there, but afterward, a worthier spirit will guide him through the rest of his journey.
They must first descend into hell, a cone-shaped crater that was caused by the fall of Lucifer. Virgil arranges for the Centaur, Nessus, to take them across the river into the second round of circle seven, the Suicides.
Early printed editions. The renunciation of sin occurs in Purgatory, as one begins his ascent to Purity by practicing virtue.