Antenora in the colored map of the underworld.

Antenora (アンテノーラ Antenōra) is the second circle of the frozen hell of Cocytus, overseen by judge Garuda Aiacos.

Overview Edit

Antenora is a structure similar to the Aquarius Temple, except wider and lower. Built on a raised base, it is formed by two circular sections supported and surrounded by a colonnade. The lower part is the largest, and there is a single, entrance highlighted by a spacious rectangular opening between the columns (and the presence of a few steps, in the anime). The sloping ceiling is similar to that of a pagoda, and is crowned at the center by the second section of the building. This section is basically a smaller version of the lower area, a circular temple surrounded by columns with a domed roof. At the center of the roof is a large statue representing Garuda, stretched in the direction of Caina.

Mythological roots Edit

In Dante Alighieri's Divina Commedia, Antenora is the second of the four circles/sections of Cocytus (the ninth and lowest circle of the underworld), and is where the traitors to one's country are sent after they die. It is named after Antenor, from the Iliad, a counselor to Priam during the Trojan War. According to Dares and Dictys, he treacherously opened the gates of Troy to the Greek enemies; in return for which in the general sack of the city, his house (marked by a panther's skin at the door) was spared by the victors.

Appearances Edit

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