Hel


Hel
   In Norse mythology, the goddess and ruler of Helheim, the realm of the dead. Hel is the youngest child of the evil god Loki and the giantess Angrboda. She is usually described as a horrible hag, half-alive and half-dead (half-blue-black and half-flesh-colored), with a gloomy and grim expression. Her face and body are those of a living woman, but her thighs and legs are those of a corpse, mottled and moldering. Hel was cast into the underworld after being abducted by the gods. Her hall in Helheim is called Eljudnir (Sleet-Cold), the home of the dead, and has high walls. Her manservant is Ganglati and her maidservant is Ganglot (tardy).

Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology. . 2009.

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  • Hel — may refer to:Germanic mythology* Hel (location), a location in Germanic mythology. * Hel (being), ruler of Hel, the location.Modern popular culture*Club Hel (The Matrix), a location in the Matrix series.Music* Hel (band), a Swedish Viking rock… …   Wikipedia

  • Hel — 〈f.; ; unz.; german. Myth.〉 Totenwohnstätte, Unterwelt [→ Hölle] * * * Hel, die; <meist o. Art.> [wahrsch. »die Bergende«, verw. mit ↑ hehlen] (germ. Mythol.): 1. Totenreich, in dem alle auf dem Land Gestorbenen ihre Wohnstätte haben. 2.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Hel — Жанры викинг рок Годы 1999 2005 Страна …   Википедия

  • Hel — /hel/, n. Scand. Myth. 1. the goddess ruling Niflheim: a daughter of Loki and Angerboda. 2. the home of the dead; Niflheim. [ < ON; see HELL] * * * In Norse mythology, the realm of the dead and, later, the goddess of the dead. She was the… …   Universalium

  • Hel — har 2 betydninger i nordisk mytologi. 1. Hel er Lokes datter, der bestyrer underverdenen af samme navn. Hun er søster til Midgårdsormen og Fenrisulven. 2. Hel er dødsriget, hvor alle mennesker og guder, der ikke er døde ærefuldt i kamp, ender.… …   Danske encyklopædi

  • Hel — se puede referir a: Geografía Hel puerto del norte de Polonia. Mitología Hel Diosa de la mitología nórdica. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo título. Si llega …   Wikipedia Español

  • hel·lè — hel|·lè Mot Agut Nom masculí hel·lènic hel|·lè|nic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • hel — HEL. s.m. Peşte migrator, cu corpul asemănător cu al şarpelui (Anguilla anguilla). – ngr. héli. Trimis de gall, 28.01.2008. Sursa: DLRM  hel, heli, s.m. (reg., înv.) Ţipar, fusar. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DAR  hel (héli) …   Dicționar Român

  • Hel|a — «HEHL ah», noun. = Hel. (Cf. ↑Hel) …   Useful english dictionary


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