Hell: An A-Z Survival Guide

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Can you name the A-Z words related to various conceptions of Hell?

Featured Jun 3, 2013

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If you had a four-year journey to a dark place called Mictlan, you're in the Hell of these people.A
Find this golden item, which let Aeneas in and out of Hades and provided a James Frazer title.B
Read this man's essay, 'The Myth of Sisyphus,' to realize the absurdity of your rock-rolling fate.C
Steer clear of this walled city in Hell, whose 'pater' has been identified with Pluto and Orcus.D
Undergo these Greek 'mysteries,' whose initiates were sometimes said to enter and exit Hades at will.E
You can escape Futurama's Robot Hell by outplaying the Robot Devil on this gold instrument.F
Listen for 'weeping and ____ of teeth,' as described in the New Testament, then run the other way.G
Never give up this, even if the sign above the entrance to Hell tells you to abandon it.H
Stay off the road that's 'paved with good ____' because it just leads deeper into Hell.I
Wait a while: most Christian sects believe the dead will be raised from Hell just before this day.J
Study this body of Jewish mysticism, which describes Hell or Sheol as purgative, not punitive.K
Follow the signs to this outermost region of Hell, home to unbaptized infants; the exit is nearby.L
Go into management: as this epic poet wrote, it's 'better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.'M
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Keep to yourself: as Jean-Paul Sartre wrote in this play, 'Hell is other people.'N
Take up music: this Greek charmed his way through Hades, nearly rescuing his lover Eurydice.O
Don't eat seeds from this fruit, as Persephone did, or you'll be tied to Hades forever.P
If you see venomous donkeys and seven gates, you're in the Hell described in this book.Q
Do this, by feeling true contrition: all Abrahamic religions emphasize its role in salvation.R
Ask the angel Castiel to pull you out of Hell, as he did for Dean Winchester on this TV series.S
Ask Heracles (Hercules) to save you: he rescued this Minotaur-slayer from Hades.T
If you're in Naraka, the Hell ruled by Yama, consult these Hindu texts for guidance.U
Seek out this Roman poet: he guided Dante out of Hell, so he might do the same for you.V
Take an idea from Stephen Vincent Benét: hire this lawyer to argue your case with the Devil.W
Try praying to a saint for help, such as this Spanish co-founder of the Jesuits.X
If you're in Niflhel, find the root of this tree, then climb along the tree into Asgard.Y
Hope that this religion is right: if so, Ahura Mazda will someday free all the souls in Hell.Z

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