One of my favorite gods is the Norse Goddess of Death, Lady Hel!
Fun fact: According to Norse myth, she is the daughter of Loki, and rules in the land of the dead, called Helheim. But Helheim is not like the Christian hell, a place of torture, but instead the place one goes when they did not die in battle (so they died in old age, from sickness etc). The interesting thing about this is how the Viking culture understood the afterlife.
Many of what we now have that remains was compiled by Snorri Sturluson, an Icelandic historian, who wrote down the myths after Christianity had been in Iceland for a couple of centuries. His work remains important in our understanding of the Viking myths and their gods.
Here is a trailer I created about Lady Hel for my series, The Hell Chronicles.
Lady Hel is one of my favorite goddess in Norse mythology, and I can’t wait to jump back to that world and create more!
Who is your favorite Norse god or goddess?