Last Updated on: October 18th, 2023

HelaWho is Hela?

Hela, also known as the Goddess of Death, is a powerful and formidable character in Marvel Comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). She was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby and first appeared in “Journey into Mystery” #102 in 1964.

In the comics, Hela is the Asgardian goddess of death and the ruler of Hel and Niflheim, the realms of the dead. She is the daughter of Loki and a giantess, making her Thor’s half-sister. Hela is depicted as a relentless and malevolent force, seeking to expand her realm and claim the souls of the deceased.

Hela possesses superhuman strength, durability, and magical abilities, including the power to manipulate death and necromancy. She wields a weapon known as the Norn Stones, which enhances her powers and grants her control over life and death.

As one of Thor’s most formidable adversaries, Hela has engaged in numerous battles with the God of Thunder and other Marvel heroes. She is often depicted as a cunning and powerful antagonist, challenging the might of Asgard and its champions.

In the MCU, Hela is portrayed by actress Cate Blanchett in “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017). In the film, she is revealed to be Thor and Loki’s elder sister, previously hidden from Asgard’s history due to her conquests and thirst for power. Upon her return to Asgard, Hela seeks to reclaim her birthright and unleash her wrath upon the realm.

Hela’s character in the MCU showcases her ambition and desire for domination. With her abilities to conjure deadly weapons and command an army of undead warriors, she proves to be a fearsome and imposing villain.

Hela’s presence in both the comics and the MCU adds depth to the mythology and cosmic landscape of the Marvel Universe. As the Goddess of Death, she represents the dark and inevitable aspects of existence, serving as a compelling adversary for the heroic figures of the Marvel mythos.

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In the News

  • Thor: Ragnarok Blu-Ray/DVD Release Date Announced!, January 10, 2018
  • Thor: Ragnarok is a Box Office Hit! | Disney Movie News, November 6, 2017