- For the Delta Quadrant planet or the Paramount Studios set, see Planet Hell.
Hell is the underworld in some ancient Human religions, ruled by a figure called the Devil. It was believed people would be sent here after their death, if they did not adhere to the religion's code.
A fabled location similar to Hell is Hell-Fire. (TOS: "The Cage")
In the 17th century, John Milton of Earth wrote in his poem Paradise Lost that "It is better to rule in Hell than serve in Heaven." (TOS: "Space Seed")
In 2267, Matthew Decker considered that the Planet killer came "Right out of Hell". (TOS: "The Doomsday Machine") That same year, Lazarus had proclaimed that he would chase his counterpart, the Anti-Lazarus, to the very "Fires of Hell". (TOS: "The Alternative Factor")
The Klingon Gre'thor also resembles Human Hell, and is the place in afterlife where dishonorable warriors are brought. (TNG: "Devil's Due")
Joseph Sisko often told his son, Benjamin Sisko, that "the road to Hell is paved with good intentions." (DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight")
The word "Hell" is often used in Terran vernacular as an epithet, as in an exclamation that Captain James T. Kirk used at least once; "Let's get the Hell out of here." (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")
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