"Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive."
Josephine Hart (via quote-book)
Other spellings:Hela, Hella
Domain: Queen of Helheim, the dead
Parents: Loki, Angrboda
Servants/Animal Companions: Garm
Associations: the dead, the after-life, (possibly) ancestor/ancestor communication
Offerings: Fruit (apples, oranges) and flowers left to rot, dark colors,
Some new personal work based off those weirdo sketches from a few weeks prior - Hel of Helheim! With some hints of Yggdrasil’s roots around her?
The Allfather took one look at the serpent’s sister and banished her from Asgard. He threw her into the mist and darkness of Niflheim, the world beneath the worlds. As she fell, she heard Odin’s decree that she should look after the dead, all those in the nine realms who died from illness or old age. So, just as the Midgard Serpent waits at the bottom of the ocean, coiled around the world; just as Fenrir waits, bound and gagged under the earth; Hel rules her cold domain and waits for Ragnarok.
She’s back! The Ragged Witch has re-listed Hel-
All orders containing Hel’s soap will be shipped some time next week, as I need to wait on supplies. But that doesn’t mean you can’t preorder this beautiful soap!
This charcoal black soap is made with a hemp base and is scented with gardenia, lily and a touch of sandalwood, giving it a floral but earthy composition.
Wouldn’t this be lovely on your altar? ;)
I love this because this is often how I see Her in dreams. Not rotted, per se, but skeletal, and she often has dark hair (though usually white blonde hair on one side and dark hair on the other or a mixture of both).
In Norse mythology, Hel is the ruler of Helheim, the realm of the dead. She is the youngest child of the evil god Loki and the giantess Angrboda. She is usually described as a horrible hag, half alive and half dead, with a gloomy and grim expression. Her face and body are those of a living woman, but her thighs and legs are those of a corpse, mottled and moldering.
The gods had abducted Hel and her brothers from Angrboda’s hall. They cast her in the underworld, into which she distributes those who are send to her; the wicked and those who died of sickness or old age. Her hall in Helheim is called Eljudnir, home of the dead.