noun Scandinavian Mythology.
Origin of Hel
Examples from the Web for hel
Hrungnir's bane shall cast thee down to Hel, beneath the gratings of the dead.
Baldur and Hodur shall also repair thither from the abode of death (Hel).
Hel was a place of gloom and dreariness, but within it was a grove inhabited by sinless beings destined to re-people the world.An Introduction to Mythology|Lewis Spence
Hel is identical with death, and in times of pestilence is supposed to ride about on a three-legged horse and strangle people.Ecclesiastical Curiosities|Various
The root is hel- or hul- to cover, and is seen in the O. Eng.