There’s a show tonight on the History Channel (7pm central time) about the Gates of Hell. According to my DVR, some scholars investigate 6 locations alleged to be the actual entrances to Hell. Sounds pretty cool. Check it out if you got time. It’s also being replayed later this evening in case you miss the premiere.
Gates of Hell
There are six places on Earth believed to be actual entrances into Hell. They include a volcano in Iceland, a cave in the jungles of Central America, and a lake of fire in Africa. According to ancient myth and Christian legend, each is a passage to a terrifying underworld for the damned. Even today, some believe they are still portals. Eerily, they share striking similarities. We’ll visit these six locations, and along the way, reveal how the concept of Hell emerged in history and why it still evokes fear today.