This article is about the goddess in Age of Mythology. For the goddess in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Hel (Age of Empires: Mythologies).
Culture Norse
Age MythicAge Mythic Age
Major god LokiIcon Loki
God power NidhoggIcon Nidhogg
Myth units FireGiantIcon Fire Giant
MountainGiantIcon Mountain Giant
FrostGiantIcon Frost Giant
Technologies Rampage Rampage
GraniteBlood Granite Blood
Flavor text
Role Goddess of the Underworld
Focus Myth Units

"You have advanced to the Mythic Age through the Malice of Hel."

Age up text in Age of Mythology

Hel is a Mythic Age Norse minor god in Age of Mythology. She is only accessible through worship of Loki.

Attributes Edit

God PowerEdit

  • NidhoggIcon Nidhogg: Summons a powerful dragon to serve the player. As a flying unit, it can only be attacked by ranged units.


Myth unitEdit

  • MountainGiantIcon Mountain Giant: Large and powerful but slow unit that is effective against both buildings and human soldiers.
  • FrostGiantIcon Frost Giant: Unit that can freeze enemies with its breath.
  • FireGiantIcon Fire Giant: Mighty engine of destruction that deals hack damage at range.


Hel improves myth units, especially Giants. She does not provide a unique myth unit but instead provides access to all Norse Giant units. When advancing Fire Giant is granted. The Giants she provides do not have any specific upgrades; Frost Giants she provides cannot be upgraded with Rime, as Skadi's can, though Hel improves all Giant hitpoints. She also makes myth units train almost instantly.


The daughter of Loki and a frost giantess, Hel was banished by Odin to the netherworld, which took its name, Helheim, from her. In her hall, Eljudnir, she ruled over those who died of sickness, old age, or capital punishment. While in her realm, Hel's power was such that she could defy other gods, including Odin. She was described as having half the body of a living woman and the other half of a corpse. Her throne was known as the sick bed. Christians later adopted Hel and her domain of unending suffering as the name of their destination for the damned.

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HadesIcon Hades
PoseidonIcon Poseidon
AthenaIcon Athena
HermesIcon Hermes
AresIcon Ares
ApolloIcon Apollo
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AphroditeIcon Aphrodite
HeraIcon Hera
HephaestusIcon Hephaestus
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IsisIcon Isis
SetIcon Set
BastIcon Bast
PtahIcon Ptah
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NephthysIcon Nephthys
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HeimdallIcon Heimdall
ForsetiIcon Forseti
SkadiIcon Skadi
BragiIcon Bragi
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