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The Norwegian name Hell has no relationship to Helvete, but comes from "helle" or "heller".

A "helle" is a flat stone, like a slab of slate, or any stone that is "flat", or even a flat surface on a large stone that is not so flat.

A "heller" is a stone that sticks out from a mountain so that it serves as a shield against rain and snow. In the stone age (and even hunters in more modern times) could make a dwelling under a "heller". This is probably the origin of the name of the place, being much older than Christianity and its hell, certainly in Norway, but the name may be as old as Christianity itself.

For the place outside Bergen, called Paradis, there is no similar old explanation; that is a Christian name. Unfortunately, the train stop at Paradis was closed down several years ago, so you no longer can buy a train ticket from Paradis to Hell, or from Hell to Paradis. I suspect that quite a few of those tickets were never used.

Hell - Gods-Expedition[^] uses a 100+ year old spelling for "cargo handling" ("gods", cargo, is unchanged, but today we write "ekspedisjon"), but everybody loves the old sign, so they will probably keep it for another hundred years...
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