- the goddess ruling Niflheim: a daughter of Loki and Angerboda.
- the home of the dead; Niflheim.
Origin of Hel
From Old Norse; see origin at hell
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Examples from the Web for hel
Hel, the daughter of Loki and of Angrbotha, was queen of this dark domain.A Book of Myths
Venus herself is like the Christian conception of Freya and Hel.The Book of Hallowe'en
Ruth Edna Kelley
He has already crossed the bridge and taken his journey northward to Hel.Children's Literature
Charles Madison Curry
On one side, led by Loki, will fight the hosts of Hel; on the other Odin and his followers.The Christ
John Eleazer Remsburg
The root is hel- or hul- to cover, and is seen in the O. Eng.
- the goddess of the dead
- the underworld realm of the dead
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