Hand carved from Linden Wood, this statue represents the goddess Hel.
Hel, in Norse mythology, was originally the name of the world of the dead; but later came to mean the goddess of death. She is the daughter of the trickster god Loki and the giantess Angrboda (according to the thirteenth-century Icelandic scholar Snorri Sturluson) and ruled the kingdom called Niflheim, the World of the Dead. In mythology, Hel is accompanied by her dog who guards the entry to the Underworld, Cerberus (as he's referred to in Greek mythology).
The only surviving myth in which she features prominently is that of The death of Baldur.
This statue is entirely hand carved using traditional techniques and materials therefore each is unique. Hel is carved in runes at the bottom of the statue, but the Latin alphabet version is available separately.