: The younger mss have gekk helvegu ‘went along the roads to Hel’, i.e. they died. Cf. Vsp 52/7 (NK 12) troða halir helveg ‘men tread the road to Hel’. Finnur Jónsson (Skj B and LP: helvegr) emends to helvega (acc. pl.), but emendation is not required, as vegr may sometimes have the inflexions of u-stem nouns in nom. and acc. pl. (ANG §358.4).