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Inspired by One at a Time Riddle by Chrone

Entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41: Short and Sweet

Start with a table at the left corner on the top
Add another letter and to another corner you hop
With the third letter, in there the Norse treat you dead
Plus the fourth letter, in there all people see you dead
The last letter you add, and “Welcome, my dear puzzler”!

What is the word?

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  • $\begingroup$ Please don't keep adding your name into question titles. Your username and avatar already appear on the post - signatures and taglines are strongly discouraged even in the body of the post, and in the title they're certainly unnecessary noise. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Dec 25 '18 at 9:33
  • $\begingroup$ ok, but please keep the numbers, thanks! $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Dec 25 '18 at 10:03
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Start with a table at the left corner on the top

H - the atomic symbol for Hydrogen on the top left corner of the periodic table

Add another letter and to another corner you hop

HE - the atomic symbol for Helium on the top right corner of the periodic table

With the third letter, in there the Norse treat you dead

HEL - one of the Viking realms of the dead

Plus the fourth letter, in there all people see you dead

HELL - does this one need an explanation?

The last letter you add, and “Welcome, my dear puzzler”!

HELLO - also pretty clear

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    $\begingroup$ Sorry for my super late tick, well done! $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Nov 24 '18 at 3:18

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