Dante’s Inferno tells Dante’s journey through the Inferno (Hell). The Inferno is described as nine circles of torment that are within the Earth. This Hell is a place for those who have rejected spiritual values. It is an allegory that represents the soul’s journey to God, and hell symbolising the recognition and rejection of sin.
Dante’s Inferno cover is a personal interpretation of how one could create a cover for such an information-filled book that could be understood before and after reading said book.
The Snake iconography is due to how many snakes are used throughout the book. They almost become the mascot of Dante’s interpretation of Hell. Snakes are also used as a form of punishment in the book as well a symbol of betrayal and judgment.