Helreginn

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In Norse Mythology, Helreginn ("Ruler over Hel"[1]) is a jötunn listed in the þulur section of the Prose Edda book Skáldskaparmál. Other than the name, no additional information about the figure is provided.[2] Rudolf Simek comments that the name is unusual, reasoning that it is unusual for the jötnar to be directly associated with "the underworld."[3]

See also[edit]

  • Hel, daughter of Loki, ruler over the location of the same name

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Simek (2007:138).
  2. ^ Faulkes (1995:157).
  3. ^ Simek (2007:138—139).

References[edit]

  • Faulkes, Anthony (Trans.) (1995). Edda. Everyman. ISBN 0-460-87616-3
  • Simek, Rudolf (2007) translated by Angela Hall. Dictionary of Northern Mythology. D.S. Brewer. ISBN 0-85991-513-1