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“I lie here, a beast in my own filth, punished for a life of excess. Let my sentence stand as an admonition to those ruled by appetite.” — Ciacco


Ciacco of Florence, also known as CIacco the Pig, or simply Ciacco, was one of The Damned which Dante must Punish or Absolve for "The Damned" Achievement/Trophy. He was encountered in The Circle of Gluttony, acting as host to the circle.

Description[]

"Anonymous citizen of Florence who spent his life gorging his appetites and now spends eternity in the muddy depths of the third circle of Hell."

Background[]

Very little is known of the character of Ciacco. Despite his familiarity with Dante, no clues are given as to who he may have been in history, if he wasn't a made-up character in Dante's work. His name, reportedly a name given to pigs, is indicative of his overindulgent nature. However, it is not known if Ciacco was his true name or simply an alias.

Quote[]

"All of florence called me, Ciacco, 'The Pig'."

"I am broken by the endless rain."

"The city is filled with abstainers. Ha ha ha! Such idiots!"

"That horrid Farinata was such a miser."

"We called me wasteful! A squareder!"

"If you sink far enough, you will see Farinata. You will see... them... all."

"Guzzling wine and feasting! Ah, is there nothing better?"

"The people of Florence ate too temperate with their food and drink!"

"I am the happy exception to such silly moderation."

"I was notorious for my swinish... ways."

"When we Florentines fall into gluttony, we fall hard!"

"We surpass all others in our... voracity."

"Why deny oneself? Self-restraint... does not make for a happy life.

*Grabbed by Dante* "I was loved for my kidness..."

*Grabbed by Dante* "The only god I worshipped was my excess."

"I am at peace with you, oh Lord."

"Nooo!" *Slain by Dante*

Trivia[]

Ciacco in the animated film
  • Ciacco appeared in the animated film, residing within Cerberus' innards. He claimed that he knew Dante in life, though Dante did not seem to remember him. Nonetheless, Dante was moved by his pleas and absolved him. He was only one of the three souls that Dante absolved. The others are his mother and Beatrice.
  • In The Inferno, as Dante travels through the third circle of Hell, Ciacco addresses him, and the two have a lengthy conversation.
  • He is voiced by Giancarlo Cicconi.
  • The name Ciacco is said to mean "pig" or "hog." This is fitting, as this circle is where the sinners for the sin Gluttony reside. The sinners wallow around in the mud like pigs, just as they stuffed their faces like pigs in their lives. Additionally, the pig is the animal often associated with the sin of gluttony.


Condemned Souls
Pontius Pilate ·  Orpheus ·  Electra ·  Francesca da Polenta ·  Paolo Malatesta ·  Semiramis ·  Ciacco ·  Clodia
Tarpeia ·  Gessius Florus ·  Fulvia ·  Boudica ·  Hecuba ·  Filippo Argenti ·  Emperor Frederick II
Cavalcante de Cavalcanti ·  Farinata degli Uberti ·  Attila the Hun ·  Pietro della Vigna ·  Brunetto Latini
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