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Hell and The Devil in Astronomy?

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What about the hell of Io’s constant volcanic eruptions, the blast of an impact crater formation or the birth of the universe in the Big Bang? But my favourite idea has to be watching the hell of an accretion disc around a black hole as superheated matter falls forever into a singularity and the remaining life of the universe is played out in moments. 

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They say Venus is the closest place to hell as in our legends.

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I sense that the Mythology of Ancient Astronomers followed the Pagan notion
that e.g. Deities and their ilk could be either/both good and/or bad! Imagery
of the constellations were a MIX of things! The Ancient Greeks had a universe
of concentric circles/spheres... was later adopted by the medieval Christians?
And the images of Magick / Alchemy / Western Hermeticism? Then there was
all that stuff in poetry & philosophy by the likes of Dante, Milton? Yada yada! 🤔

Here's a nice image of a "Hellmouth" underlying Earth at the centre of things! 😎
Anyway: http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/medievalcosmology.htm

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How about Sirius:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirius

The name is the 'Dog Star' due to a closeness to Canis major constellation.  Dogs have some association with the Devil and evil things:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_dog_(ghost   Cerberus was also a three headed dog who was suppose to guard the Greek underworld.  The star itself is low on the horizon and often appears to twinkle and flash in many colours due to viewing it through a lot of atmosphere and you might be able to link this to flames in a mythical 'hell'.

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I imagine it would be fairly Hellish at the centre of our Galaxy! :) 

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Black hole I think...

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