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(Norse Deity)HEL

Also known as HALJA, HELA, HELLA
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God of : The Underworld Hall : Elivdnir (Sleet-Cold) - Mount : n/a

Ruler of Helheim - the Hellish Realm of the Dead.

When a prophecy told Odin that the children of Loki and Angrboda would raise holy hell, he decided to kick Hel down into the underworld. Whether it was already called Helheim is a matter for debate. What a coincidence that would be.

She isn't the prettiest, being half flesh and half rotten, but it's no beauty contest down in Helheim. Her hall is called Sleet-Cold which is as unpleasant as it sounds, filled with those who died of sickness or old age which was considered a cowards way out. What Odin wanted were people to die gloriously in battle, so he cut this miserable Helhole right out of the equation and lifted the bravest warriors right from the battle field.

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'HEL' - Norse database entry - 19 Nov 2007
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