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Hel (location)

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In Norse mythology, Hel, the location, shares a name with Hel, a being who rules over the location. [1]

71 relations: Éljúðnir, Baldr, Baldrs draumar, Brunhild, Calvert Watkins, Christianity, Codex Regius, Cognate, Conium, Death in Norse paganism, Fenrir, Garmr, Germanic languages, Gesta Danorum, Gjallarbrú, Gjöll, Gothic language, Grímnismál, Greek underworld, Guðrúnarkviða I, Gylfaginning, Hadingus, Höðr, Hekla, Hel (being), Helreginn, Helreið Brynhildar, Hermóðr, Hilda Ellis Davidson, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Iceland, Indo-European ablaut, Jörmungandr, Jötunheimr, Jötunn, Jordanes, Linguistic reconstruction, Loki, Móðguðr, Nanna (Norse deity), Náströnd, Necromancy, Niflheim, Niflhel, Norse cosmology, Norse mythology, Numbers in Norse mythology, Odin, Old English, Old Frisian, ..., Old High German, Old Saxon, Oxford World's Classics, Penguin Classics, Poetic Edda, Prose Edda, Proto-Germanic language, Proto-Indo-European root, Ragnarök, Runes, Seiðr, Sleipnir, Snorri, Snorri Sturluson, Tumulus, Valhalla, Völuspá, Völva, Vladimir Orel, Witchcraft, Yggdrasil. Expand index (21 more) »


In Norse mythology, Éljúðnir (sometimes Anglicized to Eljudnir) is Hel's hall located in Niflheim as described in chapter 34 of Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda in the book Gylfaginning.

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Baldr (also Balder, Baldur) is a god in Norse mythology, and a son of the god Odin and the goddess Frigg.

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Baldrs draumar

Baldrs draumar (Baldr's dreams) or Vegtamskviða is an Eddic poem which appears in the manuscript AM 748 I 4to.

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Brunhild, also known as Brunhilda or Brynhild (Old Norse Brynhildr, Middle High German Brünhilt, Modern German Brünhild or Brünhilde) is a powerful female figure from Germanic heroic legend.

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Calvert Watkins

Calvert Watkins (March 13, 1933 – March 20, 2013) was an American linguist and philologist.

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ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.

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Codex Regius

Codex Regius (Rēgius, "(The) Royal Book"; Konungsbók) or GKS 2365 4º is an Icelandic codex in which many Old Norse poems are preserved.

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In linguistics, cognates are words that have a common etymological origin.

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Conium is a genus of flowering plants in the carrot family Apiaceae which consists of four species accepted by The Plant List.

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Death in Norse paganism

Death in Norse paganism was associated with varying customs and beliefs.

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Fenrir (Old Norse: "fen-dweller")Orchard (1997:42).

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In Norse mythology, Garmr or Garm (Old Norse "rag"Orchard (1997:52).) is a wolf or dog associated with both Hel and Ragnarök, and described as a blood-stained guardian of Hel's gate.

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Germanic languages

The Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of about 515 million people mainly in Europe, North America, Oceania, and Southern Africa.

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Gesta Danorum

Gesta Danorum ("Deeds of the Danes") is a patriotic work of Danish history, by the 13th century author Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Literate", literally "the Grammarian").

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Gjallarbrú (literally "Gjöll Bridge") is a bridge in Norse mythology which spans the river Gjöll in the underworld.

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Gjöll (Old Norse Gjǫll) is the river that separates the living from the dead in Norse mythology.

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Gothic language

Gothic is an extinct East Germanic language that was spoken by the Goths.

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Grímnismál (Sayings of Grímnir) is one of the mythological poems of the Poetic Edda.

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Greek underworld

In mythology, the Greek underworld is an otherworld where souls go after death.

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Guðrúnarkviða I

Guðrúnarkviða I or the First Lay of Guðrún is simply called Guðrúnarkviða in Codex Regius, where it is found together with the other heroic poems of the Poetic Edda.

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Gylfaginning (Old Norse pronunciation;; either Tricking of Gylfi; c. 20,000 words), is the first part of Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda after Prologue.

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Hadingus was one of the earliest legendary Danish kings according to Saxo Grammaticus' Gesta Danorum, where he has a detailed biography.

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Höðr (Old Norse: Hǫðr; often anglicized as Hod, Hoder, or Hodur) is a blind god, the twin brother of Baldr and a son of Odin and Frigg in Norse mythology.

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Hekla, or Hecla, is a stratovolcano in the south of Iceland with a height of.

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Hel (being)

In Norse mythology, Hel is a being who presides over a realm of the same name, where she receives a portion of the dead.

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In Norse Mythology, Helreginn ("Ruler over Hel"Simek (2007:138).) is a jötunn listed in the þulur section of the Prose Edda book Skáldskaparmál.

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Helreið Brynhildar

Helreið Brynhildar or Brynhild's Hel-Ride is a short Old Norse poem that is found in the Poetic Edda.

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Hermóðr the Brave (Old Norse "war-spirit";Orchard (1997:83). anglicized as Hermod) is a figure in Norse mythology, a son of the god Odin.

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Hilda Ellis Davidson

Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – January 2006) was an English antiquarian and academic, writing in particular on Germanic paganism and Celtic paganism.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is an educational and trade publisher in the United States.

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Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of and an area of, making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.

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Indo-European ablaut

In linguistics, the Indo-European ablaut (pronounced) is a system of apophony (regular vowel variations) in the Proto-Indo-European language.

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In Norse mythology, Jörmungandr (Jǫrmungandr, pronounced, meaning "huge monster"), also known as the Midgard (World) Serpent (Miðgarðsormr.), is a sea serpent, the middle child of the giantess Angrboða and Loki.

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Jötunheimr (or Jǫtunheimr in Old Norse orthography; often anglicized as Jotunheim) is the homeland of the Jötnar, the giants in Norse mythology.

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In Norse mythology, a jötunn (plural jötnar) is a type of entity contrasted with gods and other figures, such as dwarfs and elves.

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Jordanes, also written Jordanis or, uncommonly, Jornandes, was a 6th-century Eastern Roman bureaucrat of Gothic extraction who turned his hand to history later in life.

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Linguistic reconstruction

Linguistic reconstruction is the practice of establishing the features of an unattested ancestor language of one or more given languages.

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Loki (Old Norse, Modern Icelandic, often Anglicized as) is a god in Norse mythology.

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In Norse mythology, Móðguðr (Modgud, "Furious Battler") refers to the female guardian of the bridge over the river Gjöll ("Noisy"), Gjallarbrú.

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Nanna (Norse deity)

In Norse mythology, Nanna Nepsdóttir or simply Nanna is a goddess associated with the god Baldr.

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In Norse mythology, Nástrǫnd (Corpse Shore) is a place in Hel where Níðhöggr lives and chews on corpses.

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Necromancy is a practice of magic involving communication with the deceased – either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge, to bring someone back from the dead, or to use the deceased as a weapon, as the term may sometimes be used in a more general sense to refer to black magic or witchcraft.

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Niflheim (or Niflheimr) ("Mist Home", the "Abode of Mist" or "Mist World", or probably world of the darkness according to the Oxford English Dictionary) is one of the Nine Worlds and is a location in Norse mythology which sometimes overlaps with the notions of Niflhel and Hel.

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Niflhel ("Misty Hel"; Nifel meaning fog) is a location in Norse mythology which appears in the eddic poems Vafþrúðnismál and Baldrs draumar, and also in Snorri Sturluson's Gylfaginning.

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Norse cosmology

The cosmology of Norse mythology has "nine homeworlds" or "nine realms", unified by the world tree Yggdrasil.

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Norse mythology

Norse mythology is the body of myths of the North Germanic people stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia and into the Scandinavian folklore of the modern period.

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Numbers in Norse mythology

The numbers three and nine are significant numbers in Norse mythology and paganism.

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In Germanic mythology, Odin (from Óðinn /ˈoːðinː/) is a widely revered god.

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Old English

Old English (Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc), or Anglo-Saxon, is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages.

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Old Frisian

Old Frisian is a West Germanic language spoken between the 8th and 16th centuries in the area between the Rhine and Weser on the European North Sea coast.

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Old High German

Old High German (OHG, Althochdeutsch, German abbr. Ahd.) is the earliest stage of the German language, conventionally covering the period from around 700 to 1050.

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Old Saxon

Old Saxon, also known as Old Low German, was a Germanic language and the earliest recorded form of Low German (spoken nowadays in Northern Germany, the northeastern Netherlands, southern Denmark, the Americas and parts of Eastern Europe).

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Oxford World's Classics

Oxford World's Classics is an imprint of Oxford University Press.

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Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics is an imprint published by Penguin Books, a subsidiary of Penguin Random House.

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Poetic Edda

Poetic Edda is the modern attribution for an unnamed collection of Old Norse anonymous poems, which is different from the Edda written by Snorri Sturluson.

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Prose Edda

The Prose Edda, also known as the Younger Edda, Snorri's Edda (Snorra Edda) or, historically, simply as Edda, is an Old Norse work of literature written in Iceland in the early 13th century.

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Proto-Germanic language

Proto-Germanic (abbreviated PGmc; German: Urgermanisch; also called Common Germanic, German: Gemeingermanisch) is the reconstructed proto-language of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Proto-Indo-European root

The roots of the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European language (PIE) are basic parts of words that carry a lexical meaning, so-called morphemes.

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In Norse mythology, Ragnarök is a series of future events, including a great battle, foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water.

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Runes are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets, which were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet and for specialised purposes thereafter.

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In Old Norse, seiðr (sometimes anglicized as seidhr, seidh, seidr, seithr, seith, or seid) was a type of sorcery practiced in Norse society during the Late Scandinavian Iron Age.

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In Norse mythology, Sleipnir (Old Norse "slippy"Orchard (1997:151). or "the slipper"Kermode (1904:6).) is an eight-legged horse ridden by Odin.

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Snorri may refer to.

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Snorri Sturluson

Snorri Sturluson (1179 – 23 September 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet, and politician.

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A tumulus (plural tumuli) is a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves.

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In Norse mythology, Valhalla (from Old Norse Valhöll "hall of the slain")Orchard (1997:171–172).

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Völuspá (Old Norse Vǫluspá or Vǫluspǫ́, Prophecy of the Völva (Seeress); reconstructed Old Norse, Modern Icelandic) is the first and best known poem of the Poetic Edda.

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A vǫlva or völva (Old Norse and Icelandic, respectively; plural forms vǫlur and völvur, sometimes anglicized vala; also spákona or spækona) is a female shaman and seer in Norse religion and a recurring motif in Norse mythology.

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Vladimir Orel

Vladimir Orël (Владимир Эммануилович Орëл; February 9, 1952 – August 5, 2007) was a Russian linguist.

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Witchcraft or witchery broadly means the practice of and belief in magical skills and abilities exercised by solitary practitioners and groups.

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Yggdrasil (or; from Old Norse Yggdrasill, pronounced) is an immense mythical tree that connects the nine worlds in Norse cosmology.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel_(location)

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