Hel is one of the three children of Loki, and the Norse Goddess of the Dead - most specifically those Norse dead who did not die a heroic or notable death. Hel's appearance is most notable in that half of her body, her right half, is described as "lithe and supple and built to cause major traffic accidents", while her left half is "like a particularly purulent zombie corpse, with bones and muscle fibers showing and some writhing maggot action". Hel rules Niflheim, is slavishly devoted to her father, and has armies of the zombie-like draugar at her command.