In every culture there is an isolated world where the souls of the dead are forced to dwell. In Norse mythology, those who die heroically or in battle are taken to Valhalla to prepare for the upcoming battle that would end the world. Those who died as a coward or took their own life were sent to the World of Darkness and Ice. Nifetheim is the prison for these souls and Hel the Goddess of Death, is their warden.
Hel is the daughter of Loki the God of Mischief and her mother
There are many who believe that the myths and legends created by ancient civilizations were more than just stories. That these legends were recording or warning of what the Gods were known for. Loki is a god that is well-known in myths being reintroduced to the media in the most recent film, Thor (2013) produced by Marvel Studios. The adopted son of Odin. The King of the Gods, Loki is the God of Mischief and lies in Norse mythology. His true parents were the frost giant Farth