noun Scandinavian Mythology.

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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Hela (ˈhɛlɑː)

noun Norse myth

the goddess of the dead
the underworld realm of the dead
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