Definition of Hel in US English:

Hel

noun

Mythology
  • 1Niflheim.

  • 2The goddess of the underworld and of the dead.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Sinclair (1754–1835), agricultural improver, politician, and codifier of ‘useful knowledge’. From Old Icelandic Hel.

Pronunciation

Hel

/hɛl/