Baldur and Hodur shall also repair thither from the abode of death (Hel).
Hel, the daughter of Loki and of Angrbotha, was queen of this dark domain.
Fate shall not so resistless be, that Regin shall my death-word bear; for the brothers both shall speedily go hence to Hel.
On one side, led by Loki, will fight the hosts of Hel; on the other Odin and his followers.
Hel is the goddess of death, and from her name our word Hell is derived.
The root is Hel- or hul- to cover, and is seen in the O. Eng.
Further on in this gruesome place was Elvidner (misery), the hall of the goddess Hel, whose dish was Hunger.
The word 'Hel' is from 'hl,' a heel, because the horse lacked one hoof or heel.
Hrungnir's bane shall cast thee down to Hel, beneath the gratings of the dead.
The place there, was so dark as Hel, and impossible for him to know his Wyfe.