Hell Phrases

Hell Phrases

By Gary Amirault

The word “Hell” is a very popular word in English. Actually it is not an English word, it is a German word. As a matter of fact, about 90 percent of the King James English is actually borrowed from Anglo-Saxon language, that is, German. The word Hell appears in many common phrases. There are even well known funny poems about Hell. A couple of them are in this article. Here are some of the phrases found on the internet with the word Hell in it:

war is hell

go to hell

hell to pay

bloody hell

hell-bent for leather

hell’s half-note

all hell breaks loose

from hell

in hell

like hell

what the hell

heaven and hell

hell’s angels

run like hell

hell’s kitchen

gates of hell

hell yeah

hell song

operator from hell

bastard operator from hell

hell lyrics

highway to hell

life in hell

hell hath no fury

hell freezes

hell freezes over

hell michigan

bat out of hell

hell fire

hell on earth

road to hell

going to hell

hotter than hell

marriage of heaven and hell

yaoi hell

hell hole

convent of hell

hell song lyrics

linotype hell

hell’s canyon

hell yeah lyrics

the hell song

straight to hell

hell’s gate

hell no

circles of hell

mad as hell

club hell

the road to hell

hell cat

levels of hell

the gates of hell

hell on heels

hell hath no fury like

who the hell

oh hell

to hell and back

email hell

heaven or hell

hell week

sounds of hell

dll hell

hotter n hell

hell in a handbasket

hell yea

cowboys from hell

sum 41 hell song

the marriage of heaven and hell

hell exothermic

hell raiser

problem from hell

eagles hell

the road to hell is paved

hell hath no fury like a woman

sounds from hell

hell is other people

burn in hell

eagles hell freezes

hell on wheels

motel hell

pictures of hell

highway to hell lyrics

circle of hell

hell bound

eagles hell freezes over

the road to hell is paved with

hell test

hell creek

hell gate

long hard road out of hell

hell fighters

hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

road to hell is paved with good intentions

hell endothermic

hell’s belles

here today gone to hell

etiquette hell

roomies from hell

meatloaf bat out of hell

bored as hell

escape from hell

funny as hell

drumkit from hell

season in hell

deathscythe hell

shut the hell up

goto hell

hell to pay

heaven from hell

dante’s hell

college roomies from hell

t shirts from hell

hell is for heroes

i’m mad as hell

jazz from hell

raising hell

hell mi

hell in a hand basket

fresh hell

life is hell

harlem hell fighters

mr hell

crazy as hell

see you in hell

is hell exothermic

hell is for children

damn hell

between heaven and hell

bakura’s hell

hell fest

run like hell walkthrough

dj hell

level of hell

hell boy

felix hell

tickle hell

what is hell

to hell with dying

hell hound

this is hell

hell raisers

living hell

the hell song lyrics

raise hell

hell fire club

ac dc highway to hell

truth about hell

hell in the cell

the yaoi hell

got to hell

dante hell

hell sing

hell fighter

hell t shirts

what the hell is going on

from hell dvd

descent into hell

hounds of hell

hell’s angles

hell angels

hell’s angel

revelation of hell

lyrics hell yeah

hell night

proverbs of hell

hell breath

reign in hell

so you think you can tell heaven from hell

sum 41 the hell song

little hell

god of hell fire

green hell

babes from hell

hell or high water

bat out of hell lyrics

when hell freezes over

shores of hell

neighbours from hell

fun from hell

mr hats hell hole

hell yeah remix

cold day in hell

hell awaits

run like hell xbox

heaven & hell

raise a little hell

gamers hell

movie from hell

mr hell show

hell pics

arpeggios from hell

all hell breaks loose

bloody hell

Did you know that the secular meaning behind the word Hell simply meant “hidden, out of sight?” Yep, in the ancient German, when two young folks went to a dark place to hide for some necking, the “went to hel,” they hid somewhere. Our English words helmut, hall, hole, heel, hall all stem from the German word hele. The religious meaning of the word Hell came from Germany too, actually Teutonic mythology. Hele was a goddess of the underworld in ancient folklore.

Here’s some info from the “About” site:

Hel is the name of the Norse underworld, and its ruler. Hel/Hela, in Norse mythology, was the hideous daughter of the Giant Loki, banished to the netherworld, Helheim (literally, ‘house of Hel’), world of the dead, by the Chief God, Odin. The distinctive looking Goddess, whose skin is black on one side, rules over the dead until Ragnarok and the coming birth of the new world.

Hel is sister of Fenris, the wolf, and Jormungand, the world-serpent.

The name for the Christian world of torment is derived from Hela’s abode. Unlike the Christian version, however, Hel’s realm was home to all who did not die in battle- miserable as it was, good behavior wasn’t any more likely to get one a reprieve. Helheim’s entrance works only in one direction- once one has entered, even a God, one cannot leave- like the Greek Hades, Helheim is guarded by a monstrous hound, and encircled by an impassable river. According to legend, the dead will remain in Hel’s kingdom until the last days of Ragnarok.

All that being said, the only true phrase that suits my fancy is “There ain’t no hell,” at least not anything like the Hellfire preachers or the Islamic clerics teach. I believe that because I’ve studied this one little ole word more than any of the preachers I know that love to damn folks to this mythical place. Two Internet sites are loaded with the FACTS about Hell:



This one has a lot of material too:


Check ’em out!

Here are the Hell poems:

Just What the Hell is “Hell?”

By Gary Amirault


There once was a time, ’twas plain to see

Just what the hell, Hell was meant to be.

But then theologians got into the act

And Hell no longer was a simple fact.

Hell formerly was a dark hidden space

Imperceivable, covered, a true hiding place.

It could be a place, as crude as a shed

Or could be a helmet, to cover your head.

Smoochers and kissers oft needed a hell

For hidden in darkness, no one could tell.

Hall, hole, and hull come from the same root

Along with a heel covered with a boot.

“Too simple!” So theologians once said

And now from their scheming, confusion has spread.

They hired the Dantes and Michaelangelos

To paint pretty pictures of many great woes

Fire and torment, with much superstition

Was added to pagan mythology and fiction.

The Goddess of Hel from Norse mythology

Became Satan, hero of most eschatology.

Jesus the Savior, delivered mankind

He came not for few, but for ALL men to find.

His portion became a rather small lot

While most of mankind, in Hell-fire would rot.

The way to this Hell became broad and wide

The gift of God’s grace was at its low tide.

Clothes, creeds and days, the right denomination

Became the sole means, the way to salvation.

Gehenna, Hades, Tartaroo, and Sheol

All became places that could swallow your soul.

Preachers now had us, right where they wanted

“Obey or to Hell with you” they often taunted.

Countless denominations of devilish preachers

Forsook the Gift and became Satan’s teachers.

Thousands of ways of deliverance from “Hell”

In common they all have a self-righteous smell.

“Finished” He cried, “I will draw all mankind”

The Father’s desire, “all saved” in His mind.

The task He was given, He accomplished it all

And as His witness, He commissioned St. Paul.

Paul’s Gospel was different, it’s easy to tell

Because never once did he use the word “hell.”

So “hell” is no more, it’s becoming a bore

It’s taking its place along with common folklore.

Punish he will, for our Father is just

In age-long correction, you surely can trust.

On vindictive torment our Father’s not bent

Mercy will, yes! triumph over judgment.


Here is another Hell poem:

Oh, Hell

By James Whitcomb Reilly

Oh Hell–just what is meant by this word Hell.

They say sometimes it’s cold as Hell,

Sometimes they say it’s hot as Hell.

When it rains they say it’s Hell they cry,

And it’s Hell when it’s dry.

They hate like Hell to see it snow,

It’s a Hell of a wind when it starts to blow.

Now how in the world can anyone tell,

What in the Hell they mean by this word Hell.

This mad life is Hell they say,

When he comes in late, there’s Hell to pay.

When she starts to yell it’s a Hell of a note,

And it’s Hell when the kids you have to tote.

It’s Hell when the doctor sends you his bills,

For a Hell of a lot of trips and pills.

And when you get this you will know real well,

Just what is meant by this word Hell.

Hell yes, Hell no, and oh Hell too,

The Hell you don’t and the Hell you do.

And what Hell of a Hell it is,

The Hell with yours and the Hell with His.

Now where in the Hell and oh Hell where,

And what the Hell do you think I care.

But the Hell of it is it’s sure as Hell,

That we don’t know what in the Hell is Hell.