Hell is the underworld abode of souls of the damned. Hell is the opposite of heaven and is falsely believed to be ruled by The Devil, and demons. Hell is the complete absence of God, light, and love; a place of unbearable fire and horrible tortures. Hell takes its name from Hel, the Norse goddess of the netherworld. Most concepts of the afterlife segregate the good from the evil, sending them to separate abodes.