Hel, Norse Ruler of the Dead

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Celina Bebenek
by Mkasahara
published on 06 September 2021
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Hel, the Norse Queen of the Underworld imagined by user Mkasahara published on 24 June 2019. Hel was a female character in Norse mythology who ruled the realm of the dead of the same name. Her kingdom was said to be a hopeless, gloomy and dark place located in a land called Niflheim. Hel was the daughter of the trickster Loki and the giantess Angrboda. As such, she was not recognised as a proper goddess but rather an entity called jo╠łtunn.

The image portrays Hel as being half flesh-coloured and half blue. This represents her dual role as existing between realms of death and life.

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Mkasahara. (2021, September 06). Hel, Norse Ruler of the Dead. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14583/hel-norse-ruler-of-the-dead/

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Mkasahara. "Hel, Norse Ruler of the Dead." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 06, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14583/hel-norse-ruler-of-the-dead/.

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