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 being a part if it:

go to hell
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.

These two other websites are loaded with the FACTS about Hell as well:


Check ’em out!