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Sep 6th 2008, 06:30 PM
Have you been to Hell in Norway? would you go there? why do they call it Hell?
Do you think Christains would live there? what about other faiths? what do you think they think of that place?
How did it get the name Hell?

Sep 6th 2008, 07:26 PM
They call it Hell from the Old Norse 'hellir' meaning 'cliff cave.' It's not one of the towns in Norway that I've visited but I'd have no problem being there. I've seen towns with worse names, none of which I'll post here.

Our English word Hell probably comes the Old Norse 'hel,' which may mean to cover up or conceal. It's the concept of a shadowy underworld and ruled in Norse mythology by a female figure of the same name, featured in some of the poetic eddas.

Sep 6th 2008, 08:10 PM
We have a town in SA called : Hotashell :D

Sep 8th 2008, 06:40 AM
We have a town in SA called : Hotashell :D
I think we have a few towns here in the U.S. that would qualify for that as well :lol:

Sep 8th 2008, 07:12 AM
Isn't there a Hell, California?

Yep there was:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_California :)

Sep 14th 2008, 10:15 PM
Sure, I'd visit someplace called Hell.

There's a Hell, Michigan.... and one winter.... it literally froze over. :lol:


John Emery
Sep 14th 2008, 10:15 PM
Never been there but its in the papers from time to time.

Its located SE michigan surrounded by government owened land. :lol:

Sep 19th 2008, 05:07 PM
I live about 15 miles from Hell Michigan. If you blink, you will likely miss it.

Sep 26th 2008, 04:01 PM
No, but I've been to Hecknback.