Hel is the goddess of the afterlife, associated with death and passage. Her realm is Helheim, the place of ancestors. Her name and her hall are not to be mistaken with the Christian concept of “Hell.”

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Illustration of the goddess Hel.
Categories: Jötnar

Name: Hel/Hela

Gender: Female

Other Names: N/A

Associations: Death, the afterlife, psychopomping

Last Updated: October 27, 2021