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===Escape from Lucifer's Cage===
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right|thumb|The mouth to [[Lucifer's Cage]] is opened.]]
[[Lucifer's Cage]] was built to secure the [[archangel]] [[Lucifer]]. The mouth of the Cage was heavily secured by 600 locks. Only a fraction of these, called [[the 66 Seals]] needed to be broken to release Lucifer. The four individual rings belonging to the [[Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse]], once merged together, could also open the Cage. Once secured, not even [[archangels]] can leave the Cage without a door being opened from the outside.
As Sam attempted to contact Lucifer without opening the Cage, harrowing Hell with Crowley and Rowena, Rowena was able to perform a ritual from to ''[[Book of the Damned]]'' to pull Lucifer's essence from the Cage without opening it, summoning him into a warded holding cell in Limbo.
left|The backdoor into Hell, located in [[Purgatory]].]]
In [[Purgatory]], there is a portal that acts as a backdoor to Hell. Anyone with access to this portal, such as rogue [[reaper]]s, can sneak in and out of Hell and take [[soul]]s with them. The entrance is located along a stream leading to where three trees meet as one, a large rock covers the entrance, once removed the the portal resides in a dark hole, which leads to a dark corridor in Hell. [[Sam Winchester]] is able to use this to rescue [[Bobby Singer]]'s [[soul]].<ref name="eight19">[[8.19 Taxi Driver]]</ref>