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Hymn of Hel
Phantom Books
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Original Name

ヘルの讃歌

Romanized Name

Heru no Sanka

Author

Unknown

Debut

Chapter 3 (light novel 7)

Powers

It freezes its target.

User

Hugh Anthony Disward

Status

Inside the Dantalian's Bookshelf

Hymn of Hel is a Phantom Book used by Hugh to freeze the gigantic plant released by the Pioneer Book. The Phantom Book is present in The Girls’ Long Night story.

It’s an old book written on faded parchment.[1]

Background[]

The Phantom Book is sealed inside the Labyrinth Library. The Hymn of Hel is a myth from the lost Edda[1], a collection of Old Norse anonymous poems. It's an important source about Norse mythology.[2] Hel is a legendary being in Norse mythology who is said to preside over a realm of the same name, where she receives a portion of the dead.[3]

Powers[]

The Phantom Book uses the power of the Queen of the Underworld, who governs the ice kingdom of Niflheim, to freeze the target. The temperature is below minus 70 degrees Celsius. The surroundings are enveloped in white fog. The victim becomes fragile, shattering into tiny pieces from the slightest stimulus, including a gust of wind. People nearby may be affected with frostbite. The Hymn of Hel is effective to stop the dangerous plant released by the Pioneer Book.[1]

Plot[]

Dalian and Jessica are surrounded by the vines of the dangerous, gigantic plant released by the Pioneer Book. Hugh finds them. He removes a Phantom Book from the Labyrinth Library. A white fog envelopes the town as he reads it. Later, Jessica wakes up, sneezing loudly. She's cold, steam bursting from her mouth. The entire town is white, as if winter had arrived. The huge plant covering the town is frozen. Its vines became fragile, shattering into small pieces from the slightest touch. Dalian explains that Hugh used the Hymn of Hel, a Phantom Book that invokes the power of a legendary being that rules the realm of the dead, where there’s eternal cold. There’s no plant, even from another dimensional, that can survive temperatures below 70 degrees Celsius. Jessica is intimidated by the power of the Phantom Books. Hugh tells her that the people swallowed by the plant got off with only a frostbite.[1]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novel, Chapter 3, volume 7.
  2. Poetic Edda. (2020, June 14). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:05, July 27, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Poetic_Edda&oldid=962542199
  3. Hel (being). (2020, June 30). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:48, July 25, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hel_(being)&oldid=965234587
Phantom Books
72 Sacred Notes of the Shem-ha-mephorash - Atargatis Scripture - Book of a Thousand Sorrows - Book of Adventure - Book of Atonement - Book of Avalon - Book of Equivalence - Book of Fairy - Book of Fetus - Book of Gap - Book of Humanization - Book of Hypnosis - Book of Lifetime - Book of Relationship - Book of Styx - Book of the Eleusis Ritual - Book of the House-Elf - Book of Imprint - Book of Meditation of Supreme Cooking - Book of Oblivion - Book of the Outer God - Book of Paradise - Book of Royal Power - Book of the Sage - Book of the Salamander's Seal - Book of Sleep - Book of the Descendant of the Mist - Book of the Feast of the Dead of the Windowless Hall - Book of the Flatterer - Book of the Jealous Girlfriend - Book of the King's Coffin - Book of the Ritual of the Migratory Locusts - Book of the Silver Well - Book of Those Who Want Beauty - Book of Twilight - Book of Wisdom - Catalogue - Collection of Visions - Crastinus Dies Nunquam Sciat - Decorative Plywood of Merneith - Depiction of Mountains and Rivers - Divine Encyclopedia of the Yin Kings - Divine Pattern of Floating Silk - Faceless Book - Fata Morgana - Go in an Instant - Hezār Afsān - Hymn of Hel - Logbook - John Wilkes Booth’s Diary - Kairos’ Dynastic History - Loge - Memories of That Day - Old Bradshaw’s Timetable - Pioneer Book - Phantom Book of Resurrection - Phantom Score - Rahōto Reihō Kaigen - Ritual of Reality - Template Book - The Aggregate of Burning Golden Beads - The Clay Tablet of Ugarit - The Dictator's Book - The Great Queen Poem - The Harlequinade - The Nāgārjuna’s Manuscript - The Ophiuchus Manuscript - The Pedigree of All Creations - The Sage's Slate - The Scent God's Scripture - The World - Vignette of Eternal Twilight

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