Page 1Stacey RussellLilli Echternacht English 2030October 30, 2016CocytusIn the center of the ninth circle of Hell is the frozen lake of Cocytus. The lake of Cocytus was said to originate from the tears of a statue called The Old Man of Crete. The statue is said to represent the sins of humanity. The statue cries so much from all of the sins of mankind that it creates the Cocytus as well as many other rivers in Hell. Cocytus traps the sinners in the tears that they caused by sinning. The greater the sin, the deeper the sinners are trapped in the ice. The reason Cocytus is frozen is because of Lucifer’s large bat-like wings flapping, trying to get free, which causes a cold gust of air to constantly cross over hell. The cold symbolizes the complete absence of God and his love. The sinners are also doomed to loneliness for all eternity because oftheir betrayal. Lucifer betrayed God, so he was sent to hell trapped for all eternity for his crime.