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Hel

Hel personified and rules the "bad" afterlife in norse mythology. In fact, she took her name from it. There has been speculation that she as a mythological figure was an invention by Snorri, however, as other sources always talk about figures being "in Hel".

Margaret Clunies Ross says that most poetic contexts are not sufficiently clear for us to distinguish between Hel as a place and Hel as "the personified guardian of that place", and that she and her attributes are "tangliable" personifications. (I'm translating back from a translation of Prolonged Echoes, so the quotes are likely not exact).

Hel

Hel personified and rules the "bad" afterlife in norse mythology. In fact, she took her name from it. There has been speculation that she as a mythological figure was an invention by Snorri, however, as other sources always talk about figures being "in Hel".

Hel

Hel personified and rules the "bad" afterlife in norse mythology. In fact, she took her name from it. There has been speculation that she as a mythological figure was an invention by Snorri, however, as other sources always talk about figures being "in Hel".

Margaret Clunies Ross says that most poetic contexts are not sufficiently clear for us to distinguish between Hel as a place and Hel as "the personified guardian of that place", and that she and her attributes are "tangliable" personifications. (I'm translating back from a translation of Prolonged Echoes, so the quotes are likely not exact).

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Hel

Hel personified and rules the "bad" afterlife in norse mythology. In fact, she took her name from it. There has been speculation that she as a mythological figure was an invention by Snorri, however, as other sources always talk about figures being "in Hel".