Angerboda (Earth-616) from Thor Vol 1 360 002


Angerboda was a giantess of Jotunheim[1] and a witch.[4][1] She was born to the Elderspawn Vârcolac and Echidna, respectivelly spawn of the Elder Gods Chthon and Set.[5]

Mother of Three Monsters

At some point she mated with Loki, and she gave birth to the Midgard Serpent[4] and the Fenris Wolf.[6]

It was believed (and the legends states so)[1] that she was the mother of Hela.[1]

It is also believed that it is because both parents are shapeshifters that the children came out thus, their form corresponding to the form of their parents during their intercourses.[4]

Death and Hel

Angerboda died of unknown causes at some point afterwards, and was sent to the underworld of Hel.[3]

When Thor needed to know how to get to Hela's realm because she had been taking mortals to Niffleheim, he went to the Hlidskjalf and summoned Angerboda from the underworld, forcing her to tell him how to get there. Once she revealed Thor the path he had to follow, she tried to take him with her to the underworld.[3]


  • Strength: Angerboda had enough strength to impress Thor and seal his lips with her grasp.[3]
  • Shapeshifting: Angerboda had the ability of shapeshifting into animals.[4]


  • Allspeak: Thanks to the Allspeak she can communicate in all of the languages of the Nine Realms, Earth's dialects, and various alien languages.

  • In the Norse mythology Angrboða was also the mother of Hel.

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