There Are Very Different Versions Of Hell Imagined All Over The World

If you think there's only one version of hell, think again. To many people, hell is where the bad guys go to be tortured in a burning pit by the devil himself for eternity. But certain religions and cultures have a different story to tell of the underworld. For one, the underworld ruled by Hades in Greek mythology isn't the absolute lowest pit of despair. A place called Tartarus lies even farther below. Watch the video below for more details, if you dare.

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The Door To Hell

This Door to Hell literally is a fiery pit. But this one is no legend—it's real.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan is nicknamed the "Door to Hell" because it has been burning since 1971. 00:14

  2. The Door to Hell is a burning sinkhole of natural gas that measures more then 60 meters in diameter and 20 meters deep. 01:07

  3. Methane is a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. 01:43

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Written by Curiosity Staff December 15, 2016

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