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Inferno or Dante's Inferno was the first part of Dante's epic Italian poem The Divine Comedy. This poem described Dante's journey, guided by the poet Virgil, through Hell, depicted as a sequence of concentric circles of torment. It was followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso.
In 2257, Paul Stamets, when confronted by his mirror universe counterpart while trapped in the mycelial network, asked if he was dead and if his counterpart was "some sort of narcissistic Virgil" leading him to judgement. (DIS: "Vaulting Ambition")
Later that year, Philippa Georgiou remarked of Essof IV, "So we're going to the Ninth Circle of Hell to capture a Red Angel. I'd enjoy the irony of that if it weren't so dangerous." (DIS: "The Red Angel")
- "In the middle of the journey of our life
- I found myself astray in a dark wood
- where the straight road had been lost."
Jean-Luc Picard referenced the work to describe an alternate timeline after he was served Colombian roast coffee rather than Earl Grey tea saying, "This really is the circle that Dante overlooked." (PIC: "Penance")