"In Norse mythology, Hel is a being who presides over a realm of the same name, where she receives a portion of the dead. Sadly, the child whose name was Hel had been born with the bones on one side of her body, fully exposed. That made things extremely difficult for Hel, because her appearance caused the other Gods to feel so uncomfortable that they avoided having anything to do with her."
FIGURES OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY: NOTT Nott is the personification of night and the mother of Dagur, who represents day. She and her son were given horse-drawn chariots by Odin and were placed in the sky to round the world every two half-days. Nott leads the way with her horse Hrimfaxi (frost-maned), which covers the earth with dew early in the morning.
Female monsters in the form of birds with human faces, together known as the Harpies. They steal food from their victims while they are eating and carry evildoers (especially those who have killed their family) to the Erinyes. They seem originally to have been wind spirits. Their name means "snatchers".
WENDIGO Demonic creature from the legends of the Algonquian peoples. Malevolent, cannibalistic, strongly associated with winter, the North, coldness, famine, starvation. Gaunt, emaciated, with the ash grey complexion of a corpse. Symbols of gluttony, greed, excess. Never satisfied after killing and consuming one person, they were constantly searching for new victims. The most frequent cause of transformation into a wendigo was resorting to cannibalism.
In Norse mythology, Nótt is night personified, grandmother of Thor. In both the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, Nótt is listed as the daughter of a figure by the name of Nörvi (with variant spellings) and is associated with the horse Hrímfaxi, while the Prose Edda features information about Nótt’s ancestry, including Her three marriages. Nótt’s third marriage was to the god…
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