Infernopedia
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- God, creating the universe (Genesis 1:3)


God is a figure mentioned by many characters in the game.

Overview[]

God, also known as Jehovah, Yahweh and Elohim is the almighty Lord and Creator of all things. God is the Source of all Love and Life, possessing complete omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence.

Background[]

For a time, all was peaceful under Godโ€™s rule. But after forming The Universe and the planets below, He created man in His own image to occupy the world. Feeling love and pride for them above all else, He ordered The Angels to serve and honor humanity.

However, Lucifer, the greatest and most beautiful of The Angels, considered man an inferior race and refused to bow down to them. Convinced that Godโ€™s judgement was flawed and He couldnโ€™t be trusted to govern all of creation, Lucifer incited a rebellion against God, and attempted to usurp His divine throne. He, along with two thirds of The Heavenly Host, waged a war against God and the Angels that remained loyal to Him.

Despite Luciferโ€™s ruthless determination and superior numbers, he and his followers were ultimately defeated by Michael and his forces. For their betrayal, they were cast into The Circle of Treachery deep in The Inferno, never to be released. Lucifer was stripped of his rank, his wings, and his beauty before being confined in Lake Cocytus (the deepest place in The Inferno). To ensure he could never escape, God imprisoned Lucifer within the stomach of a colossal, grotesque body, which he bound using The Chains of Judecca.

Having grown to despise God, Lucifer began projecting his essence into the world above. There he sought to punish God by corrupting mankind, so that they all would join him in The Inferno, forever out of His reach. He appeared in the form of a serpent in The Garden of Eden, where he tempted Adam and Eve to eat the fruit from The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Thus, they and all their descendants became fallible beings. As Lucifer planned, they were banished from Eden, and their inevitable inclination to sin would eventually condemn them all to The Inferno.

To save humanity from damnation, God sent His son, Jesus Christ to walk among man and eventually be sacrificed on The Holy Cross. Thus, salvation could now be granted to any soul. Before His resurrection, Jesus descended into The Inferno, where He liberated many righteous souls trapped there and delivered them to Heaven. Though He would depart, Godโ€™s radiant light would continue to shine down into The Circle of Heresy, destroying all the impure things it shined upon. From that point on, no redeemed souls would be cast into The Inferno, but would be brought into Heaven instead.

Events of Danteโ€™s Inferno[]

Despite Godโ€™s attempt to provide salvation for mankind, many mortals still became corrupted by sin. This inclination towards evil eventually resulted in The Third Crusade in 1189. During this Crusade, King Richard led The Crusaders in an attempt to seize The Holy Land from Saladin. Among these Crusaders was Dante Alighieri, who, blinded by his greed and anger, committed many atrocities throughout the siege. For the evil committed here, he, his lover Beatrice, and her brother, Francesco were all sent to The Inferno.

Despite Danteโ€™s many sins, God still felt compassion for him, and sought to aid the wayward Crusader. Thus, He allowed the poet Virgil to guide Dante through The Inferno and later sent Gabriel down into The Circle of Fraud, where he retrieved Beatriceโ€™s purified soul and reassured a despondent Dante.

Later, after Dante had defeated Lucifer and prevented his escape, God offered Dante salvation, allowing the souls he had absolved throughout The Inferno to imprison Lucifer once again and open a path into Purgatory, giving Dante the chance to redeem himself.

In-game Mention[]

God was mentioned at several points, but was never actually seen in-game. Lucifer claimed that God was โ€œthe true evilโ€ and insisted anyone would rebel if they knew the truth about Him, but Dante dismissed these assertions as lies.

Dante's Journal[]

God was the only being who was not an angel, but was associated with Heaven who was mentioned in the game.[]

Gallery[]

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