Hermóðr and the Gates of Hel

Hermóðr and the Gates of Hel

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Animals, Birds and Monsters

Sleipnir (non.)
Óðinn´s eight-legged horse which Loki bore after mating with the Giant Builder's stallion Svaðilfari.

Events: Norse Mythology

Ragnarök (non.)
Ragnarok (en.)
The final great battle between the gods and the giants.

Giants

Hel (non.)
A monstrous female being who is one of the three offspring of Loki and his mistress, the giantess Angrboða.

Gods

Baldr (non.)
Balder (en.)
The god who was killed by his brother Höðr.
Hermóðr (non.)
Hermod (en.)
The god who rode Sleipnir to Hel to try and obtain the release of Baldr.

Myths

Death of Baldr Myth
The Death of Baldr is a myth concerning an accidental fratricide, which sometimes includes Loki as an instigator who dupes Baldr's brother, Höðr, into the act and actually guides his hand.
Hermóðr´s Ride to Hel
This episode is part of the Death of Baldr myth. Hermóðr rode Sleipnir to to Hel in order to try and obtain the release of Baldr.

Places: Mythical

Hel (place) (non.)
In the Prose Edda, Oðinn assigns Loki and Angrboða's daughter Hel to rule over a domain named Hel that is located in Niflheim.

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Creators

Moe, Louis (no.)
b. 1857
d. 1945
Nationality: Norwegian/Danish.
Occupation: illustrator
Residence: Copenhagen
Moe was an illustrator who was born in Norway but became a Danish citizen in 1919.

Nouns

hestr (non.)
horse (en.)