In many religious traditions, Hell is a place of suffering and punishment in the afterlife. Religions with a linear divine history often depict Hell as endless. Religions with a cyclic history often depict Hell as an intermediary period between incarnations. Typically these traditions located Hell under the external core of the Earth's surface and often included entrances to Hell from the land of the living. Other afterlife destinations included Heaven, Purgatory, Paradise, Nirvana, Naraka, and Limbo.

Hell is often portrayed as populated with demons, who torment the damned. Many are ruled by a death god, such as Nergal, Hades, Yama or the Christian/Islamic Devil, called Satan or Lucifer. Family Guy introduced another death God called the Super Devil in "Boys Do Cry".

In "A Picture's Worth a Thousand Bucks", Satan appears in a scene when Peter Griffin said he would sell his soul to be famous. Satan was about to make his claim, when his secretary told him that Peter had already sold his soul for Bee Gees tickets, and again for half of a Mallomar. Satan asks for a lawyer, and everyone in Hell raises their hand.

In "Holy Crap", Peter believes he is going to Hell, and witnesses a card game with Adolf Hitler, John Wilkes Booth, Al Capone and Superman.

In the first Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story segment "Stewie B. Goode", Stewie was in Hell in the few minutes he was dead following the toppling of the lifeguard tower. He was revived by the thought that Steve Allen was going to have sex with him.

In "Peter's Daughter", Stewie and Brian were not able to renovate the wrecked house, so Stewie decided to blow it up, they got out the house in time, but forgot that the electrician they hired was still inside. Stewie says to Brian he will be going to doggy hell. A clip then shows Satan scaring dogs in Hell with a vacuum cleaner.

Satan condemns Goofy to the pit of fire in "Dial Meg for Murder" for being involved in the September 11th attacks. Goofy admits to being part of it, because the United States supports Israel.

God tells Peter that atheists don't go to Hell in "Are You There God? It's Me, Peter" but for those that claim they are not religious but are spiritual, he not only sends them to Hell, but enjoys tormenting them even further.

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