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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 119, Hella Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 119, Hella Summary and Analysis

Hella is the Goddess who rules Nifhelheim, the land of the dead. She protects all souls and spirits of the forest. There is a clear connection with the German Goddess Holla who is the Queen of the Elves or Queen of the Witches.

Holla, Mistress of the Witches, rides through the forest blessing those that are righteous and laying spells upon wrongdoers. She makes the hellebore herb grow so that it may be used in her cauldron to raise the dead souls on the hallowed day in autumn.

Hella is depicted as being alive on one side of her body, while the other side is blue and corpselike. Her domain, Nifhelheim, is made up of nine regions. The righteous souls rest in fields of bliss. The evil souls reside in "caves of icy streams of venom." The worst souls...

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