10 places where you can see the shadow of the underworld
Many stones and various objects people since ancient times endowed by some supernatural or healing properties. For example, in Russia believed that the water from seven wells can heal a number of diseases, and some representatives of ancient cultures believed the ruby could cure diseases of the digestive system and enhance blood circulation.
In addition to individual items often special properties, and not always positive, endowed the whole place. Glory places with negative energy is firmly entrenched for the lowlands and ravines. Over time, they added, and other objects by virtue of their features on a subconscious level, inducing a sense of danger and with the other world association. We have found 10 such places, people find the gate into the dark realm.
St. Patrick's Purgatory, Ireland
It is believed that the cave on Station Island in the middle of Lough Derg in County Donegal is not nothing but a gate to another world. According to legend, when St. Patrick spent on the island of Great Lent in prayer, Christ appeared to him. He showed him flour and dip wicked through which regret having faith and may be in limbo. Pilgrims who came here believed that after death, will be free from purgatorial torment. Currently, the entrance to the cave is closed, and next to it a chapel.
To harmful gases did not go out, in 1971, the geologists set fire to gas-filled void created in the course of exploration of underground gas accumulations in the belief that in a couple of days, the fire goes out. But the flames have since never went out, continuously burning day and night. Locals and travelers place called the "door to hell."
The gates of Pluto, Turkey
In 2013, archaeologists discovered in the ancient city of Hierapolis, that near the modern Pamukkale, the ruins of a place called "The Gate of Pluto" or "Gate to hell." Geographer Strabo, I lived in a century BC. E., Wrote about them, "this place is filled with fumes, so thick and rich that it's hard to see the land; any bird that flies to instantly die. " The researchers suggest that the "gateway to hell" was used for sacrifices.
Cave of the Sibyl, Italy
According to Greek mythology, the Sibyl Kum received a gift from Apollo is the number of years of life, how many grains of sand fit in her palm. About eternal youth foreteller forget asked, so gradually dried up. It is believed that the Sibyl Kum lived in a cave at Cumae, near Naples. Cave of the Sibyl takes a leading role in the underworld under Kimami. And not far away is Lake Avernus, which, for Romans and Greeks was the entrance to hell.
Masaya volcano, Nicaragua
The volcano is 20 km. south-east of the city of Managua was born 2500 years ago. Although he does not particularly different from other volcanoes, the Spanish conquistadors thought volcano evil place and called it "the mouth of hell." For the expulsion of the devil Spanish priest found on top of the cross, and to it was paved road. Historians called Masaya center of paranormal phenomena.
actun tunichil muknal, Belize
Belize Mayan cave was used for funeral ceremonies and burial of the dead. Cave actun tunichil muknal is an archaeological monument of the Mayan civilization. That is the Mayan cave regarded as the entrance to the underworld.
Mount fear Osorezan, Japan
The surrounding landscape is reminiscent of the description of the Buddhist heaven and hell, including eight of the peaks and the river, but the Suns Cava, which cross the dead souls on their journey to the afterlife. The mount is considered the gateway to the afterlife.
The river Acheron, Greece
According to Greek mythology, Acheron - it is a river, through which the soul carries Charon carrier. But this river does not exist only in myths, but in the real world. The river flows in the Epirus region of Thesprotia, passing through mountainous terrain Kakozuli, dark gorge 5 km long, plain Epirus and disappearing in the lake-marsh Acherusia palus. In the "Divine Comedy" by Dante river Acheron encircles the first circle of Hell. Needless to say, that many try not to swim here from one bank to another.
Feng Du, county fandom, China
The fandom is a ghost town. He is full of shrines and temples and is considered the place where the devil lives. Near the town is Mount Ming Shan, is the home of the Lich King Tianjie.
Norway - cold northern country, but if you look at a map, you may find that hell is here. As fate or someone's evil joke small town with a population of 1,500 people called hell, which translated to English means "hell". In contrast to the generally accepted ideas about hell, this easily can be frozen, if it's too easy to put on.