Hermod dismounted from Sleipnir and went over to his brother Baldr, and waited all night for Hel to return. When Hel the next morning came into the hall and sat down on her throne, Hermod got down on his knees to beg Hel the Queen of the underworld to let Baldr return with him back to the living. When Hel saw that Hermod was sitting on his knees in front of her, and sobbing and begging, to let baldr return with him.
She said if you want to get Baldr back to the land of the living all things must weep for him like you do. If anyone refuses to cry or speak good about Baldr, he will remain in Hel with me. Before Hermod went back to Asgard Baldr gave Hermod the ring Draupnir which had been burned with him on his pyre, so Odin could get it back.
Hermod also got the rest of the items that had been placed at Baldr’s funeral. Hermod then mounted Sleipnir and returned with the message from the Queen of Hel, to the rest of the Gods in Asgard. When Hermod arrived at Asgard, he told the Gods the demands of Hel, and they wasted no time in sending messengers out through all the nine worlds, to ask all things to weep for Baldr.
Everyone wept when hearing that the God Baldr was dead, people, animals, flowers, trees and even the stones. When nearly all things had wept for Baldr the messengers came across a cave, where they found a giantess. She said her name was Thook, and the messengers asked her to weep for Baldr, so he could be returned from the Hel. But Thook refused to weep for the God Baldr, I will only weep dry tears for Baldr she said, Hel can keep him in the land of the dead.