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those excellent ordinances in consequence of which mortal creatures have to travel through their rounds of rebirth. What is that conduct by following which, O king, men succeed in attaining to high Heaven, and what is that conduct by which one sinks in Hell? When abandoning the dead body that is as inert as a piece of wood or clod of earth, people proceed to the other world, what are those that follow them thither? Bhishma said: Here comes the illustrious Vrihaspati of great intelligence! Do thou ask...

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To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back On the surface, Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum” relates the story of a man tortured by the Spanish Inquisition. The man, remains nameless throughout the story, is condemned to death for an unknown crime and loses consciousness. He awakens in complete darkness and is frightened that he has been locked in a tomb but shortly realizes that he is probably in a dungeon. After exploring the enclosement, the prisoner collapses and falls asleep. He wakes up to an offering of...

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When Hell Sings.

When Hell Sings. Overview: An RPG (Role Playing Game) of high violence, blood, and horror-based scenes. Rated 18+ due to gore and lack of recommendation to the weak of hearts. This is a fantasy game themed in a historical and epic form, also based on imaginary facts and visions by the Game Concept Designer. It aims to deliver a good amount of action-based thriller to the gamers, and add to it the elemental factor of horror alongside the gory gothic like events. Plot: The story follows the tormented...

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Image Of Hell In Dante's Inferno

me you go into eternal pain; through me you go amongst the lost people.” In the quote, “me,” is referring to Hell. Here, Dante describes his version of Hell for us. Through Hell, the human soul enters a city of weeping; Dante mentions the city of Dis, which embodies a large portion of Hell. Dante then claims, in Hell you will receive an eternal punishment. Lastly, Dante claims, through Hell one will be amongst the lost people; meaning that there are other human souls that reside there with you. These...

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Heaven and Hell Report

Heaven and Hell Report Jacob Koshak This is a story about the journey of a husband and wife, Chris and Serena Davis, as they both go through two different realms in the afterlife. The story begins with the couple returning from a Festival and being hit by an oncoming 18 wheeler truck. The impact instantly kills them both and both are then sent to be judged by God in the afterlife. Chris is an avowed Christian that is sent to heaven for being faithful to God while Serena, being a non-believer...

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Hell In Dante's Inferno

autobiographical account of his journey through hell. This story is the first part of a larger account known as The Divine Comedy. Dante wrote this passage during the Late Middle Ages, a time in Europe where the Christian faith was a central influence in life. His story describes what life after death was like for those who had sinned here on Earth. Dante Alighieri used The Inferno to teach both people then and now about the horrors of afterlife for those who went to hell. Dante begins his story by telling how...

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The Christian Hell and the Greek Underworld

after death are the underworld and Hell. The idea of the underworld came from the Greeks and Romans. A few famous works by the Greeks and Romans that talk about the underworld are The Iliad, The Aeneid, and, The Odyssey. A famous work that discusses Hell is Dante's Inferno. Hell is an accepted part of the Christianity religion and taught all over the world. The two beliefs are very similar but some distinct differences can be seen. The idea of the Christian Hell has evolved from older beliefs. Originally...

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Dante's The Inferno and Interpretations of the Circles of Hell

Dante’s Hell is described as “the law of symbolic retribution. As they sinned so are they punished” (pg 17). In other words, let the punishment fit the crime. However, what does this say about Dante’s view of God? Is He a vengeful God, giving out harsh punishments to those who chose to resist Him in life? Or, does He give out eternal justice to individuals who failed on Earth? Somewhere within Dante’s version of Hell one may find the answer, but first it has to be taken into consideration how Hell is...

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Gates of Hell "Xibalba"

 GATES OF HELL On this earth, there are places said to be a gateway to an elaborately constructed realm of torture beneath our feet, a journey into an alternate dimension. For thousands of years people have believed this to be true. The Bible speaks of a place where we will descend, due to our choices here and because of eternal consequences thereof, therefore if you did bad actions, you will be there. Enormous torment and horror comes from the stories told of people who have had near death...

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"Pray the Devil Back to Hell"

“Pray the Devil Back to Hell.” Recently we watched “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” in English class. A few of the social issues addressed were: poverty, peace and women’s rights. The women were so fed up with how their president has been treating everyone. He got young children to run around with guns and hurt innocent people. Everyone was so below poverty that children were starving to death and there was nothing the parents could do because they themselves were starving. The women wanted...

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