Mythological Girls: Hel

In Norse mythology, Hel, which means “hidden” in Old Norse, is a being who presides over a realm with the same name. This realm receives a portion of the dead, with the phrase “to go to Hel” meaning to die. Hel is both a giantess and a goddess,...

Mythological Girls: The Valkyries

The Valkyries were a collection of women in Norse mythology who decided which soldiers lived and died in battle. They were connected with a variety of animals, including swans and horses. Known in Old Norse as the ‘valkyrjur’–meaning “choosers of the...

Mythological Girls: Sif

Sif is a female deity in Norse mythology who is known predominantly for her status as the wife of the storm god Thor, as well as being the deity who is identified with the earth. The name ‘Sif’ appears to translate to a variation of ‘relation by marriage’...

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