Hel Picture

I have long thought that I should draw Hel, ruler of the Norse Underworld, but I don't think it turned out so well. I have used blue chalk and a white pen on coloured paper and my scanner didn't seem to like it too much.

According to mythology, Hel was one of Loki's weird and terrifying children (she was a sister to the Fenrisulfr and the Midgard Serpent). When Odin, the king of the gods, saw her, he cast her down to the underworld and gave her authority over all those who died of sickness or of old age.

She is said to be half black or blue and half flesh-colour, and is thus easily recognized.
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