Ksitigarbha is the iconic bodhisattva of the Buddhist hell realm. He is also called upon to guide deceased children and to protect travelers,
Some major iconic figures of Buddhism are associated with the hell realm. Here are some beings you might meet if you go there.
Does Buddhism teach that hell is a real place? Or is it an allegory of our psychological projections?
Naraka, or the Buddhist hell realms, is a place of countless torments.
The Tibetan Buddhist scriptural canon is in two parts, called the Kangyur and the Tengyur. Here is a basic introduction.
David McMahan's The Making of Buddhist Modernism is recommended to anyone trying to understand today's Buddhism.
The 32 Marks of a Buddha are characteristics said to distinguish Buddhas from ordinary people.
Shakyamuni Buddha is name often given to the historical Buddha. This article discusses the significance of the name Shakyamuni.
As you study Buddhism you may run into mention of the 31 Realms. Here is a handy-dandy beginner's guide to them.
The Mahayana doctrine of Trikaya -- the three bodies of Buddha -- teaches us about the nature of enlightenment, the nature of existence, and the way a Buddha manifests in the world.