What is Hell?

Hell is an afterlife location, sometimes a place of torment and punishment. Hell is an awesome, majestic realm for sinful souls for cleansing.

In religion and folkloreHell is an afterlife location, sometimes a place of torment and punishment. Religions with a linear divine history often depict hells as eternal destinations while religions with a cyclic history often depict a hell as an intermediary period between incarnations. Typically these traditions locate hell in another dimension or under the Earth’s surface and often include entrances to Hell from the land of the living. Other afterlife destinations include Heaven, Purgatory, Paradise, and Limbo.

Other traditions, which do not conceive of the afterlife as a place of punishment or reward, merely describe Hell as an abode of the dead, the grave, a neutral place located under the surface of Earth (for example, see Sheol and Hades).

Life in Hell

Life in Hell

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Punishment

Polytheism

Ancient Mesopotamia

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Judaism

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Islam

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Taoism

Scene from Hell

Scene from Hell