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Hel or Hela (in Scandinavian mythology)

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queen of the dead, is goddess of the ninth earth or nether world. She dwelt beneath the roots of the sacred ash (yggdrasil), and was the daughter of Loki. The All-father sent her into Helheim, where she was given dominion over nine worlds, and to one or other of these nine worlds she sends all who die of sickness or old age. Her dwelling is Elvidʹnir (dark clouds), her dish Hungr (hunger), her knife Sullt (starvation), her servants Ganglaʹti (tardy-feet), her bed Kör (sickness), and her bed-curtains Blikianʹdabŏl (splendid misery). Half her body was blue.

Down the yawning steep he rode

That led to Hela’s drear abode.”


Gray: Descent of Odin.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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