Hel

Norse - A parti-coloured underworld goddess. Daughter of Loki and Angerbode. She was thrown into Niflheim by Odin to rule the nine worlds of the dead. She occasionally roamed the earth on a three-legged horse, bringing famine and disease, and is envisaged as half black, half white. In some accounts, she is the leader of the Wild Hunt, in others she is Urd. Also known as Hel, Urda, Urda, Urd, Urdh, Urdhr, Urdr, Urdur, Urpr, Urth, Urthr, Urdh(r), Urd(u)r, Wurd, Anglo-Saxon Wyrd or Wyrd.

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