Hermóður can be her+móður, a fierce warrior, but also herm+óður, he who is out of control because of sorrow — for Baldurs death, then, in this context.
Icelandic hermdarverk (hermdar-verk) means: an act that veldur harmi. (causes grief).
Remember that names tell a lot. So understand all names and concepts in our myths.
Names are never any mere labels.
Hermóður rides to Helia, ground sounds heavily under Sleipnis legs.
Sleipnir is our human nervous system on whom we glide from Miðgarður to Ásgarður.
Loki tricks Höður the blind to kill Baldur.
So Judas is made from Loki in this particular role. Everything in churchianity seems to be stolen, borrowed, and recycled in a context of the system, institution, for ruling over others. Pity that the understanding got lost in the process. Perhaps that was deliberately? Knowers of Truth are not easily tricked into believing man-made contraptions.
Same Hermóður on Youtube