Hel

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English[edit]

A depiction of Hel by Johannes Gehrts, 1889

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse. Cognate with Old English hell (hell).

Proper noun[edit]

Hel

  1. (religion, Norse mythology) The goddess of the realm of the unheroic dead, a daughter of Loki by the jotun Angrboða.
  2. (religion, Norse mythology) The realm of the dead who did not die in combat, ruled by the goddess and located in Niflheim (one of the Nine Realms).

Synonyms[edit]

  • (realm of the unheroic dead): Helheim

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Proper noun[edit]

Hel

  1. Hel (goddess)
  2. Hel (realm)