Middle Eastern Locations

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Arabian

Babylonian

Islamic

  • Adn - paradise where mansions of the righteous are
  • Araf - similar to Sheol
  • Barzakh - where the soul is stored for Judgment Day
  • Daru el-Bawar - hell
  • Illiyun - seventh stage of Paradise; register of good deeds kept her
  • Jahannam - the underworld; the thorned tree Zaqqum sits there, along with Naar (regions of burning and regenerating); similar to Gehenna
  • Paradise - Heaven; realm of faithful
  • Sirat - bridge that spans hell; similar to Chinvat Bridge
  • Zam Zam - sacred well that Hajar finds

Mesopotamian

  • Aratta - mythic land; wealthy, hard to reach; home of Inana; conquered by Enmerkar
  • Cedar Forest - realm of gods
  • Mashu - great mt. beyond Cedar Forest

Persian

Sumerian

  • Dilmun - paradise; home of gods
  • Eridu - paradise where man was created; where souls go after death; great pine with roots in center of earth, boughs in heaven
  • Ezuab - home of Ea in Eridu
  • Irkalla - Netherworld