Hela, the Asgardian Goddess of Death, rules two of the nine realms: Hel, land of the dead, and Niffleheim, land of eternal ice. With a simple touch, she can cause gods to perish, but Hela's purpose is to receive Asgardian souls, as well as their followers.
She is known for her jealous wrath, her lust for ruling Valhalla, and her perpetual quest for both Thor and Odin's souls. Though, as she holds power over life as well, she can be forgiving when it comes to matters of the heart and personal sacrifice, restoring souls when it warms the dark corners of her heart—or when it helps to defeat her rivals.
Ruler of the Underworld Realms
Hela is the child of Loki, God of Mischief, and the giantess Angrboda. Hela's face is withered and decayed because she was mystically born half dead, but wears a cloak that conceals this imperfection, and while wearing it, she appears to be a beautiful woman. This cloak is where much of her power resides—in the same way that Mjolnir represents Thor's godhood.