Mankind has been enamored by the concept of a place of damnation and everlasting torment for wrong-doing since time immemorial. Since prehistoric times, we have sought to understand the duality of good and evil, and to unravel the mysteries in our strange and frightening world. Our ancestors wove for us tales of the deities of Heaven, and of the horrors of the journey one might take into the afterlife, void of light and hope. This universal concept has evolved from old campfire tales to become complex ideas that took form in the dogma of religions before the advent of Judeo-Christianity. Meticulously detailed and illustrated, Abandon All Hope, Exploring Hell traces the origins of many myths, religions, and our popular culture’s shared beliefs in this terrifying underworld. Learn about its influence on theology, literature, and modern entertainment. Occult scholar and Reverend E.R. Vernor compiled this and more, including revealing the long-hidden gateways into Hell around the world.