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In Norse mythology, Hel is a being who presides over a realm of the same name, where she receives a portion of the dead. In the Poetic Edda and Heimskringla, Hel is referred to as a daughter of Loki, and to "go to Hel" is to die. Hel is described as having been appointed by the god Odin. Her appearance is described as half-black and half-flesh coloured and as further having a gloomy, down-cast appearance. (Wikipedia)

"Sleipnir is the 8 legged steed that carries Odin, is the child of Loki and Svaðilfari, is described as the best of all horses, and is sometimes ridden to the location of Hel. The Prose Edda contains extended information regarding the circumstances of Sleipnir's birth, and details that he is grey in color"

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Rans Realm Ran, a Norse Goddess, wife of Aegir, the Norse version of Posidon and Neptune. Her job was to take the souls of drowned sailors and fishermen to her underwater Valhalla. If anyone knows the artist of this picture, please let me know.

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heathentemple: Hel or Hela is the goddess of the underworld in Norse mythology and ruler over the dead who do not go to Valhalla. This includes those who die of natural causes and old age. She is the daughter of Loki and Angrboda, and the sister of Fenrir the wolf and Jormungandr the Midgard Serpent.”