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Hel – Daughter of Loki

Hel – Daughter of Loki

Dec 11, 2012

Hel, goddess of death, was the daughter of Loki, god of evil, and of the giantess Angurboda, the portender of ill. She came into the world in a dark cave in Jötun-heim together with the serpent Iörmungandr and the terrible Fenris wolf, the trio being considered as the emblems of pain, sin, and death. “Now Loki comes, cause of all ill! Men and Æsir curse him...