The third circle in Dante's Inferno consists of the sin of gluttony.
Inferno contains the encounters of the poet Dante Alighieri in his wanderings, being taken on a guided tour of Hell by Virgil. This epic poem contains the many descriptions of the sights that he saw on his tour of Hell.
The poet states that there are nine circles that contains their own sins. The First contained the Limbos who are those who died with sins not severe enough to be sent to purgatory. The second circle contains those who had sinned from lust. The third circle contains those gluttons who had sinfully acted against others. The door to the third circle was guarded by a "monster cruel and uncouth", three-headed beast looking over the people who had the"pernicious sin of gluttony".