How Hell was created Hell comes from the Greek word Ghenna, which is a rubbish dump outside of Jerusalem. It is constantly burning, and anyone executed for a crime in those days was thrown into it. So, the saying was that for committing a crime you would be thrown into a fiery pit to burn for the rest of your life. This is called Fear based Mythology and has been used by many religions. Let’s look at it from Gods point of view – would he rather forgive you or throw you into “Hell” Now think of parents and kids – what would you do if your kids were naughty? Forgive and teach is the right answer.