Gehenna is a term used in Jewish and Christian writings for the place where evil people go in the afterlife. The name is derived from a geographical site in Jerusalem known as the Valley of Hinnom, one of the two principal valleys surrounding the Old City. In Jewish tradition this valley was associated with the idea of Hell.
In ancient days, Gehenna was a charnal pit of evil where the refuse of humanity was buried and burned. A place of legendary unspeakable evil, the residents of Gehenna committed unholy atrocities in the name of their leader, Ba'al. Ba'al led his followers through various perverse and hideous rituals, including drinking the blood of human beings.
It is believed that God was so offended by the atrocities committed in Gehenna that he sent forth a proud warrior known as the Hand of God to stop him. The Hand of God slew Ba'al, but his inherent evil was so strong, that it literally spilled forth from his dead body and entered a glittering multi-faceted stone. Cut by his own followers, this enchanted rock became known as the Gehenna Stone. Ba'al's followers rebelled against the Hand of God, but the Hand of God persevered, splintering the Gehenna Stone into pieces with his sword. He then cast the fragments across the four corners of the globe, insuring that Ba'al's soul could never reconstitute itself.
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