Hel is the Norse goddess of the dead. She controlled over the hidden world, Niflheim, where she got the dead. Her name signifies “one that stows away.”
As a general rule, Hel is just referenced in passing in Old Norse writing. It implies her person is not well characterized and her character minimally created. A few history specialists even recommend that she is an illusion of the creative mind of the Norse artists.
In Norse folklore, Hel’s dad was the joke artist god Loki and her mom the giantess Angrboda. Loki and Angrboda had three youngsters: the wolf Fenrir; the snake Jormungandr; and Hel, their solitary girl.
Hel was brought into the world with the bones on one portion of her body completely uncovered and, along these lines, is frequently portrayed as a half dark and half white beast. She grew up with Fenrir and Jormungandr in Jotunheim, a place that is known for the goliaths, until Odin, leader of the Aesir, concluded they should live in.
Asgard where their dad came from.
Hel is related to a hellhound named Garmr just like crows. She is additionally at times partnered with the Hagalaz Runestone.
In Asgard, the other Norse divine beings were awkward with Hel’s appearance. Consequently, Odin consented to send her away and gave her the World of Niflheim one of the Nine Realms. There she became sovereign of the dead.
The Norse accepted that a great many people went to Niflheim when they passed on. Just fighters who were killed in the war zone didn’t go to Niflheim. All things considered, half of the heroes who kicked the bucket in the war zone went to live with Odin in his palatial home Valhalla and the other half with Freya in her life following the death domain Folkvang.
Niflheim was separated into areas, including one called the shore of bodies. Here, a palace loaded up with venomous snakes stood pointing toward the north. It was loaded with killers, liars, and philanderers who endured while their blood was sucked by a mythical beast named Nidhogg.
At the point when Odin’s child Baldur kicked the bucket on account of a stunt by Loki, his spirit was likewise gotten in Niflheim. Hermod, another child of Odin’s, consented to go to Hel to persuade her to send Baldur home. Yet, Loki played another stunt to make it unthinkable for Baldur to get back to this present reality. The possible openness of his craftiness prompted the apocalypse, a fight among great and evil knew as Ragnarok.
In Niflheim, Hel was held up by two workers called Ganglia and Ganglion. It is said they moved at such a leisurely pace that they gave off an impression of being stopped. They served her dinners in a dish named “hunger” and with a blade named “starvation.”
Hela, the anecdotal villainess in Marvel Comics’ American comic books, depends on Hel. She has likewise included in the webcomic The Order of the Stick, where she is the main enemy who needs to annihilate the world.
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