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Hel: The Norse Goddess of Death | Demonic Queen or Caretaker of the Dead?

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My friend Wolf the Red has merch around some amazing art in honor of Hel: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/78371028

Further Vids
Aegir and Ran – https://youtu.be/FiyZTlCczDw
The Norse Afterlife – https://youtu.be/qKB1Gm3eV6Y
Freyr as a Death God – https://youtu.be/N5norUmt7mE
Njordr as a Death God – https://youtu.be/6qDNTs3XG9o
Hel fits under the category of Rokkr described here – https://youtu.be/Flb2a3W2V5A

Further Reading
– Road to Hel – HRE Davidson
– Roles of the Norther Goddess – HRE Davidson
– Handbook on Norse Mythology – John Lindow
– Grettir’s Saga
– Egil’s Saga
– Eyrbyggja Saga
– Prose Edda – Snorri Sturluson
– History of the Danes – Books 1 and 3 – Saxo Grammaticus

00:00 – Intro
00:23 – The Goddess of Death
02:27 – Hel the Jotun
03:47 – The Birth of Hel
05:16 – Death Gods & The Death of Baldr
08:39 – Helheim
09:50 – Worship of Hel in Antiquity
10:30 – Demonization of Hel
12:37 – Placenames & Temples
14:11 – Worshipping Hel and Other Death Gods
15:46 – Modern Practice & Helblot

music by Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio

Posted on October 7, 2021 by A.J. Drew
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