Hela Odinsdottir is a central villain in the 2017 movie Thor: Ragnarok.
The character is played by award-winning actress Cate Blanchett. Hela had once been Odin’s strongest warrior, often referred to as “The Executioner.”
Thor’s Sister’s Name is Hela. She was the big sister of Thor and Loki. She was Odin’s first born. It was she that fought alongside her father as he pacified the Nine Realms. Hela was the Goddess of Death. Unfortunately once Odin turned to peace Hela was unable to follow his example and intended to carry on her aggressive stance. Her aim was to kill all the Valkyrie. Ultimately, Odin had no choice but to banish her.
The Story of Hela (Thor’s Sister)
In the movie Thor: Ragnarok, Thor, Loki, and Dr. Strange seek out Odin, finding him in Norway.
Odin was dying and he felt the need to tell Thor and Loki that they had an older sister, Hela Odinsdottir.
On breaking out of her imprisonment, Hela seeks out her brothers and introduces herself.
She had hoped to be there when Odin had died. It did not take long for the brothers to see her power in action, as she destroyed Mjölnir (Thor’s Hammer) with no effort.
She then went on to successfully banish Thor and Loki to Sakaar, as she reached Asgard.
Not long after reaching Asgard, Hela killed two members of “Warriors Three”.
Volstagg and Fandral, together with Hogun the Grim.
Hela chose Skurge as her ally and tried to get Hogun and Einherjaras to accept her as the true heir to the throne of Asgard, urging them to become her ally.
Hela announced her plan to secure the Nine Realms, under her rule.
It was a source of great annoyance to her that all mention of her role as fighting alongside her father had been erased.
Hela needed soldiers so she used the “Eternal Flame” to bring back to life the soldiers who had once served alongside her.
She also wanted to resurrect her per wolf, called Fenris.
Part of Hela’s cunning plan was to use Bifrost, the rainbow bridge that serves to link Asgard with Midgard, but The sword that controls the bridge (Hofund) had been stolen by Heimdall who had already fled.
In the meantime, Thor had escaped from Sakaar, together with the Hulk and Valkyrie. Their meeting was a bloody battle between the two siblings, during which Hela successfully cut Thor’s right eye.
Hela seemed all-powerful and Thor realized that it was Asgard itself that provided her great power.
As they continued to fight in the palace Thor managed to knock her right out of the palace, but her power, provided by Asgard, was so strong that she survived.
Thor realized that Ragnarok and the destruction of Asgard were the only way of defeating Hela.
Together with Loki, the Hulk, and the remaining Asgardians the group left Asgard just before it was destroyed.
This was the destruction of Asgard that had been brought about by Thor in an effort to protect it from Hela.
It was supposed that Hela had died in the destruction of Asgard, but this was never confirmed.
Thor’s Daughter and Granddaughters
It has been common knowledge for some time that Thor had three granddaughters.
These female descendants are Atli (Goddess of Thunder), Ellisiv, and Frigg Wodendottir.
We know this from Marvel Comics, as long ago as 2013, when in “Thor: God of Thunder #8” the three sisters make their debut.
They exist many years in the future, near the end of the Marvel Universe.
By many years in the future, I do mean many. We are talking about millions of years in the future, which shows the long lifespan that the Asgardian Gods have.
We see the three granddaughters assisting their grandfather battling against Gor the God Butcher, and Galactus. this is not the only occasion we have seen these descendants of Thor.
They have appeared in “The Mighty Thor”, “Thor”, and “King Thor.”
They have also appeared in Avengers #38.
What has been missing from the picture is the lineage between Thor and his granddaughters.
We have seen that the three girls have an important part to play in the future, but we have never been told who was the parents of these granddaughters.
Recently in Captain Marvel #23 this mystery has been solved (or possibly solved) when we were introduced for the first time to “Brigid Thorsdottir” who is the daughter of Thor.
As yet, we have not had it confirmed that she is the mother, but as the only offspring of Thor, she certainly would seem likely at the moment.
Since we have taken a look at Thor’s daughter, his grandaughters, we may as well complete the set by taking a look at his mother as well.
In the MCU Thor’s mother is Frigga, the wife of Odin.
She had a difficult time keeping the peace in the family with her sons and daughter fighting.
Frigga died when Melekith and the Dark Elves were attacking, while she was trying to save the life of Thor’s human girlfriend Jane Foster.
Finally, we come to the question about the final woman in Thor’s life, his wife.
The problem is that although a handful of women have been mentioned as being in a relationship with Thor at various points in his life, there is no mention of any of them getting married to him.
In Norse mythology, on which the Marvel Asgardian Gods are loosely based, the wife of Thor was Sif. In that same mythology, he also had a mistress called Járnsaxa.
Now Sif did have a relationship with Thor within the Marvel Universe, but that’s all it was.
There is no mention that they married or had children.
So unless Marvel releases any new information in future movies, I imagine we will never know if Thor actually had a wife.
We have now established that Thor had a sister called Hela and that she and Thor did not get on (to say the least).
From there we established that Thor had three granddaughters, and recently we discovered that he had one daughter.
We still do not know if he ever had a wife and who the mother of his daughter is.