Abaddon (also known as Apollyon) is a powerful demon of Christian tradition. He is described as the "great destroyer" or "place of destruction" and has come to be described by some scholars as a living embodiment of the medieval belief of an everlasting Hell. In many works, Abaddon is also associated with the angel of Death and a divine (or infernal) tool of destruction. In most texts that deal with him Abaddon is amongst the most feared of the supernatural entities - being not only feared by angels and demons, but also by corporeal creatures. Abaddon is also more akin to a force of nature than a living being, as is evident by the fact his name can also refer to a portion of Hell where sinners are said to be surrounded by snow and fire.