Mobsea Logo
Home

Hel

Terrifying Rulers of The Underworld

<
^
>

Hel

Hel is a Norse goddess who rules over a portion of the underworld. She was not born a goddess of the afterlife, though. The title was forced upon her when Odin cast her below the roots of the World Tree to rule over Niflheima cold, dark world of the deadto thwart Ragnarok, the end of the world. The three goddesses of fate had prophesied that the children of Loki, Hel and her siblings, would cause the death of the Norse pantheons leaders. To spare himself that fate, Odin hurled them to the far corners of the world. Hels underworld was reserved for the souls of those who died of sickness, corruption, and old age.

While the souls of the valiant dead feasted in Valhalla, Hel, not to be outdone, provided her own course. Her table was Hunger; her knife was Starvation. Her bed was Sickness, and the surrounding curtains were Misfortune. Hel herself struck a grisly figure. She was sinister, with half of her body appearing like a rotting corpse. Though Odin cast her down into the underworld, Hel got her revenge when his son, Balder, died of poison. Despite the Allfathers pleas to ransom him, Hel refused to relinquish his soul. Since her power over her realm is absolute, Odins beloved son was doomed to spend eternity in her dreary abode.


<
^
>

Batara Kala
Mot
Susanoo
Mictlantecuhtli
Erlik
Yama
Ereshkigal
Supay
Hel
More ...


Test your English Language
Benefits of Black raisins
Most Terrifying Civilizations In the History of the World
Cute Nail Art Designs
World Adventures
Cutest Photos Of Animals Kissing
Precautions while using Centrifuge
Astrology
Shah Jahan
Homeopathy
Beautiful Reasons to Visit Australia
New Year Wishes
Jogging Tips and Guidelines
Benefits of Beans
What to Eat in Jharkhand
Top Fishes of India
Highly Glamorous Buildings in the World
Home Design Ideas
Home Makeover Ideas