women of mythology - hel
daughter of trickster god loki and a giantess, she is the ruler of helhiem, appointed by odin himself. she is the maiden of death and the underworld. hel.
sad hel, more skeleton then girl, shadow then light, dead then living. she knew that there would be no happiness found for her in asgard, for there she was an anomaly amongst the beautiful and perfect. feared and misunderstood.
she found her place in niflheim, in a castle of ice, cold and snow, surrounded by her subjects. men and women that died without honour, who could not find rest and peace in valhalla.