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So, I’ve had a Page dedicated to Hel in the works for a while. Finally, in a fit of boredom, I finished it up and posted it today.
I’ve been feeling Hel a lot more. While the shop has certainly had me talking more to Freya and asking her for aid, it has been Hel that has come to me in the brief moments of quiet reflection I get, when I open myself up. I’ve always been close to Death since my “rebirth.” Hel is just a natural extension of this. She’s beautiful to me, powerful, and dark.
I mentioned a few posts back I made Holy Water blessed for Hel. I have no idea what to use it for though. Probably should do some more research into that. I’ve picked up the Book of Hel I was working on and written more in it. Honestly, I would love some simple quiet time to just go out and try and meditate on her, commune, and work on the book more. While I don’t have a patron, She and Freya are in top running with Thor, and I will admit I think it would be fun to be a Gothi (priest) of Hel. Quiet time, however, has been pretty much at a premium.
Finding a bloody non-denominational graveyard would be nice too. Everything I’ve found is Christian. And while I get odd feelings, R says they are as sterile as a hospital. At least the ones we’ve gone too. The military one just down the road literally had nothing there. I’m still trying to figure out if that’s because their spirits are where they fell, or something else. I don’t know why, but the idea of doing the meditations to commune with Hel would be more effective in a realm of death. Maybe it’s just me.
Still trying to figure out her oppinion of necromancy, or if she’d teach it to me. Who knows.
If graveyards won’t work find a back alley somewhere and try. If you’re near a city anything like the one I lived in for a few years, there was death in a lot of those random back alleys. Just be careful.
Places associated with death… I don’t know where you live, but would old battlefields be an option? There are Civil War and Revolutionary War battlefields in a lot of places in the eastern US. There are also old hospitals or very old houses where there’s a heavy possibility of people having died there.
Back alleys are an idea, too.
Wyrd Anglo Saxon Priestess said:
Love the Hel page. Great info. I did not know or maybe, didn’t remember the connection to Holda. It makes sense though since there’s the element of falling down a well into Holda’s realm. I’m writing a story about Holda for an anthology, so I feel inspired by this! Also. Have you tried Victorian era graveyards? While Christian, a lot of Victorians incorporated Spiritualist practices or were Masons (even the women’s graves at one near me have the female Masonic symbols). I’ve found a lot of magic in those places.