Something of a minor goddess, Grísta is the queen of darkness, death, deceit, poisons and evil. She is generally not considered to be someone to be worshipped, but someone who exists to claim the souls of those who are wicked. Her existence is explained to be the result of the evil and deceit among the mortals, a punishment from the other gods. Or perhaps she was created by the evil of the mortals? Grísta is never depicted clearly, instead being shown as a hooded or dark figure, sometimes with glowing eyes and carrying curved, or even wavy daggers. She is sometimes said to be the patron of assassins.