Gehenna Cenobite
Name Gehenna
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eyes None
Hair None
Professional Status
Previous Affiliation Hell
Previous Occupation Cenobite in Hell's Army
Rogue Cenobite
Gashes Alastor's Gash
Personal Status
Status Unknown
First Appearance

Gehenna was a Cenobite in Hell's Army who joined sometime during the Medieval era. After surviving centuries in Hell, Gehenna defied his orders and joined a group of other rogue Cenobites in Alastor's Gash with the intent of destroying the Nightbreed once and for all. In the end, the rogues failed, and Gehenna was one of the few members of Alastor's Gash that was not killed upon their attempt to escape persecution - though what ultimately became of him is unknown.



Gehenna's skin was burned off from the waist up, until he was nothing but bone. In Hell, Gehanna had spikes inserted into his skull and he was bound to a large wooden collumn with barbed wire. After entering Hell Gehenna gained the unique ability to generate and control fire. Gehenna was an old friend of Pinhead's and it would have been hard on Pinhead knowing that he may have to execute his friend for treason.


Gehenna was once a man living sometime around the Medival Era as a servant of a deluded priest. He was charged with sending children into a pit of fire called the Pit of Molech to "appease the gods" and when guards threw Gehanna's own son into the pit, Gehenna ran in after him. Unknown to him, the Pit of Molech was actually a gateway to Hell and there he was made into a cenobite.

Gehenna, being a cenobite, could not remember his past and so when he volunteered to save Pinhead after he fell into his past incarnation, Xipe Totec's, life, Gehenna had his past revealed to him.

Much later, after the events of the Pinhead and Devil's Brigade series, Gehenna was swayed to join Alastor's Gash and follow Alastor against Hell to destroy the Nightbreed once and for all. Leviathan ordered Pinhead and Chatterer to take down the rogue cenobites, and when the two confronted the group, Gehenna went with every other cenobite in the Gash, save for Alastor and Chalkis, to seek safety somewhere else. Although two of the cenobites, Charun and Aeshma, were killed in the process. The fate of the cenobites who were alive at the end of the Jihad story line is unknown but it is likely they were all executed.



  • Clive Barkers The Book of the Damned II
  • Clive Barker's The Book of the Damned III
  • The Devil You Know
  • The Devil You Don't Know
  • Speak of the Devil
  • The Devil Bides His Day
  • The Devil In Desguise
  • As Above...
  • ...So Below


Gehenna is a destination for the wicked.