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Niflheim is a somewhat odd type of damnation found in Norse and Germanic societies. Instead of being a blazing pit, its a cold scene, led by Hel and situated alongside the Shore of Corpses, where Nidhogg dwells. Nidhogg is, obviously, a titan wind that encourages on the dead. Of the nine universes in Norse mythology, Niflheim is said to be the most profound and darkest of all of them, and the myths assert that the Earth was made when the frigid Niflheim and searing universe of Muspelheim consolidated. The domain is home to the evil furthermore serves as a stay for the Yggdrasill—the World Tree that holds up the universe. Hel turned into the courtesan of the dead in the wake of being exiled from Asgard, as she was the girl of Loki. The souls conveyed to Niflheim by Hel’s courier Hermodr are kept in steady agony.
The pre-Christian Finnish believed that the souls of the dead arrived on the shores of the river Tuoni, and were brought into Tuonela by the maid of Death, Tytti. Unlike most of the other underworlds on this list, Tuonela was pretty much a gloomier continuation of life on Earth. Those that found themselves going to Tuonela had to bring items to survive with. It even allowed visitors who wished to come and see their deceased relatives, though the journey was dangerous and often deadly. Particularly dangerous was the river Tuoni itself, which was filled with poisonous snakes. No real punishments were carried out in Tuonela, unless you consider eternally living a life just as mundane as reality a punishment.
The House of Lies (Zoroastrianism)
As per the Zoroastrian religion, the first thing the spirit experiences after death is the Chinavat Bridge, which differentiates the universes of the living and dead. The scaffold is more slender than a hair, yet more keen than a cutting edge, and is protected by two four-peered toward canines. Souls are then judged based their deeds in life. On the off chance that the awful deeds exceed the great the extension turns on its side, dumping the spirit into the devil filled pit beneath.
Exchange portrayals discussion of the evil presence Vizaresh rising up out of the pit and dragging the insidious soul into the House of Lies—the Zoroastrian form of damnation. The House of Lies itself is depicted as a position of sickening foulness, where individuals are served ruined sustenance and persistently tormented for their deeds. The evil spirits of the House of Lies number in the hundreds, with every speaking to a particular sin. For instance, Apaosha is the devil of dry season and thirst, while Zairika is the evil spirit that makes harms. Depictions of the House of Lies fluctuate relying upon the interpretation of antiquated Zoroastrian writings, however the components portrayed above are ordinary for all portrayals.
The Ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts portray a variant of eternity known as Duat, controlled over by Osiris, the lord of the dead. The Book of Two Ways contains a guide delineating the excursion one must take through Duat. The book portrays a scene like Earth, additionally containing mysterious components like a pool of flame and iron dividers. At the point when drawing nearer Duat, souls needed to go through entryways watched considerably creature, half-human animals with suggestive names like “Blood-Drinker Who Comes From The Slaughterhouse” or “One Who Eats The Excrement Of His Hindquarters.”
After going through the doors, the expired individual’s heart was weighed against a quill. In the event that the heart was heavier than the plume, it would be eaten by the devil Ammut. The souls of the devilish were then sentenced to face equity in Duat. Numerous were compelled to walk upside down or get disciplines from serpents and eating up devils.
The name “Gehenna” initially alluded to a valley outside of Jerusalem where supporters of the god Moloch yielded youngsters in awesome flames. It later came to allude to the Hebrew understanding of hellfire, where the fiendish were sent to pay for their wrongdoings. Gehenna looks like the Christian variant of hellfire more nearly than most sections on this rundown. It’s portrayed as a profound and forlorn spot where blazes constantly copy and downpour from the sky. The warmth given off by the blazes is 60 times more sweltering than any flares found on Earth. Harmful sulfuric gasses linger palpably and streams of liquid metal stream uninhibitedly.
Found in Greek and Roman mythology, Tartaros is described as a deep black dungeon full of torture and suffering. While most believe Hades to be hell, it is actually just a place for all the dead, with Tartaros being even deeper than Hades and reserved only for sinners. People are sent to Tartaros after Rhadamanthus judges them and decides their punishment. In Roman mythology, Tartaros is surrounded by three walls and the fiery river Phlegethon.
It is guarded by a nine-headed monster known as the hydra, along with Tisiphone, who watches over everything while constantly whipping people from his post. At the bottom of Tartaros are the Titans, enemies of the gods who were defeated and imprisoned. Similarly, Greek mythology described Tartaros as a place that began as a prison for those that would endanger the gods, but later began functioning as a hell for all sinners. Wicked souls are punished in ways appropriate to their sins.
For example, Tantalus was banished to Tartaros after cutting up his son and serving him to the gods as food. He was punished to suffer hunger and thirst, while standing in a pool of water he could not drink, below fruits that he could not eat.
Numerous famous originations of the Christian hellfire can be followed back to the Renaissance writer Dante Alighieri. His Divine Comedy depicts symbolic adventures through paradise, limbo, and hellfire. Inferno starts with a sub-level where individuals are destined to live for doing nothing in life. They are rebuffed in this domain by needing to endlessly pursue their self-interest while being trailed by a swarm of bugs and contaminated by hatchlings. A stream known as Acheron encompasses the nine circles of hellfire itself.
The principal circle is a genuinely wonderful spot called Limbo, which is home to non-Christian souls who conferred no wrongdoings. The remaining levels compare to each of the seven fatal sins. In the second circle, the scurrilous are rebuffed by being passed up solid winds. The third circle houses indulgent people and addicts, why should constrained stay in a sickening sludge. The fourth level contains two gatherings of delinquents, the individuals who stored cash and the individuals who squandered it, who should unendingly fight one another.
The individuals who submit sins in displeasure stay in the fifth circle, where they battle one another in the stream Styx, not able to ever feel joy again. In the 6th level, apostates are secured flaring tombs.The seventh circle is isolated into areas for roughness against others, suicides, and brutality against nature or God. The eighth circle is held for fakes and part into sub-levels where delinquents have their heads curved in reverse and are whipped by devils, submerged in dung, smoldered on the soles of their feet, set in a bubbling lake, chomped by snakes, dissected, and unhealthy. The remainder of the circles is home to the individuals who submitted foul play and are bound to a particular frigid discipline. In the focal point of damnation, Satan himself is discovered biting on Cassius, Brutus, and Judas.
Naraka or Niraya is the idea of damnation for some branches of Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, and Buddhism. While the precise depictions of Naraka vary between religions, it is a position of discipline in view of a spirit’s karma. Naraka is just a provisional destination and once the heathens have paid the cost for their karma, they are renewed. It is thought to be partitioned into a few levels relying upon the transgressions submitted amid life.
The quantity of levels in Naraka fluctuates from four to more than 1,000 taking into account diverse portrayals. For instance, Maharaurava is a spot for the individuals who pick up to the detriment of others. In Maharaurava, the heathen has his or her substance eaten by a serpent devil known as Ruru. The domain Kumbhipaka is home to miscreants that cook winged creatures and creatures. They are rebuffed by being bubbled in hot oil for the same measure of time as there were hairs on the creatures they killed. In the Hindu and Jain society, Naraka is thought to be managed by Yama Loka, the God of Justice. When an individual passes away, their activities all through life are evaluated by Loka’s colleague and they are either sent to Svarga (paradise) or Naraka.
Not at all like Hinduism or Jainism, Buddhists accept that all souls are sent to Naraka to be washed down of their transgressions, and no ruler exists to review individuals’ activities in life. Despite social variety, it is accepted that souls can stay in Naraka for billions of years until their karma has been restored and their souls may be renewed.
Diyu is a version of hell in traditional Chinese culture, and vaguely resembles Naraka. It consists of several levels, with the exact number differing from four to 18. Each level is watched over by a judge and punishments are carried out on sinners based on their actions during life. Chinese culture believes Yama Loki of Naraka was asked to watch over Diyu, where he eventually condensed the 96,816 hells into 10 sections that sinners would pass through before reincarnation.
During the Tang Dynasty, this description changed to 134 hells, with 18 levels of pain and torture. The most common description of the levels includes the Chamber of Tongue Ripping, The Chamber of Scissors, The Chamber of Iron Cycads, the Chamber of Mirror, Chamber of Steamer, Forest of Copper Column, Mountain of Knives, the Hill of Ice, Cauldron of Boiling Oil, Chamber of Ox, Chamber of Rock, Chamber of Pounding, Pool of Blood, Town of Suicide, Chamber of Dismemberment, Mountain of Flames, Yard of Stone Mill, and Chamber of Saw.
The worst level of this hell is known as Avici, which is reserved for the worst sinners. Avici is unlike the other levels of Diyu because souls that end up here remain for eternity with no more hope to be reborn.
Xibalba is the Mayan rendition of hellfire and is thought to really exist as a physical place in a cavern framework close Belize. It was said to be a position of agony, where the rulers of eternity delivered different odd types of torment on unfortunate souls. The rulers were said to cooperate to cause the disciplines on Xibalba guests. Ahalpuh and Ahalgana brought about discharge to spout from individuals’ bodies. Chamiabac and Chamiaholom brought on the groups of the dead to rot into skeletons.
Ahalmez and Ahaltocob worked much like Mayhem does in those Allstate ads by bringing on individuals lethal catastrophes in their homes. Xic and Patan conveyed passing to individuals out and about, either by making them regurgitation blood, or crushing them until blood filled their throats. Souls were compelled to finish a troublesome and embarrassing way just to achieve Xibalba. Their voyage started by intersection a few streams loaded with blood, scorpions, and discharge.
At that point the way part into four streets intended to divert the masters by mortifying and befuddling the voyagers. Guests were further tried by being sent into one of six fatal houses. The Dark House is really obvious, just like the Jaguar House, Razor House, Hot House, and Bat House. The last house, known as the Rattling or Cold House, is loaded with hail and solidifying temperatures.