The task of the Norse goddess Hlin (pronounced Lean) is to protect and shelter humankind. She is also the goddess of consolation and brings comfort and solace to those who grieve, kissing away their tears.
Hlin is deeply compassionate in an unsentimental way, and a wise teacher. Thanks to her guidance, we learn how to honor our dead, and integrate their love and wisdom into our daily lives.
Hlin is a handmaiden of the goddess Frigg, and some consider her to be a manifestation of Frigg herself.