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In Loki and Angrboda's family, Hel is the odd one out. That's because unlike her brothers Jormungand and Fenrir, she's not a freakishly-large animal. She does have a pretty unusual complexion, though: half her face is black and half is white. Given this strange appearance, plus Hel's unfortunate family connections, Odin decides not to take any chances with her. He exiles her to the Underworld, condemning her to a life as landlady to the dead. Compared to her brothers, though, Hel's got it pretty good. She has her own enormous hall, Éljuðnir, and a few servants to keep the floors shiny. Plus, she has absolute control over a kingdom whose population just keeps growing and growing. It's even named after her! Of course, nobody who ends up in Hel really wants to be there, which might be why its mistress looks so grim all the time.
"Monstrous Wolf's Sister" (Ragnarsdrápa stanza 9), "Grave-Guardian" (Ynglingatal Ch. 45), "Hellie" (But only my mom's allowed to use that one), "Hel-lo Gorgeous"
Hel. Duh. It's in Niflheim, in case you're wondering.
Queen of the Underworld
The collected lifetime wisdom of many, many dead people.
I don't believe in parole. Once you're my prisoner, you're here to stay.
Loki and Angrboda
All the dead are my children, sort of. At least I give them room and board.
All the Asgard gods, but particularly Odin, who masterminded my exile.
Someone who'll bring a little life to this place.
"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
The Masque of the Red Death (and pretty much everything) by Edgar Allan Poe
Death and Dying
Children of Loki