Queen of Death & Darkness

The Norse goddess Hel found her home beneath the giant ash tree known in Norse mythology as the Yggdrasil. This tree connects the upper, lower, and middle worlds together, as above, so below, as within, so without. Guarded by her faithful dog Garmer, Hel rules the icy-cold of the underworld, a place called Nifelheim. According to early Norse myth, this is where all dead souls either spent their afterlife in burial mounds, which were watched over by attendants of Hel or these souls joined the goddess in her murky domain. In later legends, heroes, slain in battle, were rewarded by Odin with a new life spent in the halls of Valhalla and all those who died by other means or not chosen by Odin, were met by Hel in the Underworld.

According to myth, Hel is sometimes presented as being harsh, greedy, and cruel but she mostly is displayed with a character that is indifferent to the concerns of both the living and the dead. She can be quite aloof. Her appearance can either be with having one side of her being in flesh and the other side skeletal. Or, she is half corpse-blue and half flesh-colored. Either-way her appearance is of a gloomy downcast. As being the Queen of Hel/Hell and of Death, Hel is often seen by scholars as being a face of Lilith.

Some Properties, Powers, and Associations with the goddess Hel:

*life, death, and rebirth *Necromancy *manipulation of ice and the elements of water and earth *manipulation of death and disease * healing *astral travel and the realm of dream *induces sleep *divination *animal communication *protection and returning to sender, also revenge. Animals associated with: dog, wolf, snake, raven, crow. Herbs and Flowers associated with: rue, wormwood (considered a poison plant), plantain, red rose, trees-elder + yew, belladonna (poisonous), henbane (poisonous).

As with the Greek god of the Underworld, Hades, whose name and home bore the same name, we can take from Hel the English word “Hell” . Hel from an Old Norse root meaning “covered” or “concealed” Hel’s underworld is described as gloomy, but it is not a place of torment and torture. There is no concept of punishment for earthly sins. It simply is a place for those who do not belong anywhere else. Linked in kin with Hel and her underworld were the fierce wolf Fenrir and serpent Jörmungandr (world serpent). All three were fathered by the Norse god Loki, known to be handsome, sly, and dangerous. According to an oracle, Loki would eventually bring the downfall of the Gods and the victory of chaos, as the world ends. Loki in this sense is highly anti-cosmic.

This is just a short insert to lend something different to this blog. Satanists can find Satanic elements through the dark characters of myths such as this, plus it always makes for an interesting read.

Copyright Kindra Ravenmoon.

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Kindra Ravenmoon is an occult author and all-around witchy woman. The devil, witchcraft, and folk magic are the elements she brings into her contemporary writing and personal practice. Best known for her books on witchcraft and the occult, her articles have appeared in scholarly journals and numerous publications such as Wyntergreene, 8 Sabbats, Montreal's Magical Circle,, Spider's Web, Bizarre, and Ninth Gate. Inspiring others with what she shares through her books, blog, and select social media outlets, she also offers consultancy through tarot and the crystal ball, to help people develop their spiritual path for a more enlightened and prosperous living. Kindra Ravenmoon is the author of Gems of the Adversary (found on Lulu), Faces of Lucifer (out of print since 2015), Natural Satanic Witchcraft (off the market Jan.2020), Gaia's Little Book of Crystals for Healing & Magic (found on Lulu), and "Lucifer a Devotional" (available on Amazon). Residing in Canada she finds joy in having an independent practice of witchcraft, experiencing the witches' devil and the spirits of nature within this country's four vivid seasons. Kindra holds degrees in religious studies (Western Esotericism and Related Currents) from the University of Exeter (England) and; in Gemology at the Scandinavian Gem Academy. Having previous involvement within established esoteric organizations, published in various sources, and with close to forty years of practical experience, under her belt, Kindra Ravenmoon has earned her title within the occult and witchcraft today.

6 thoughts on “Queen of Death & Darkness

  1. Hello Kindra
    I am Ulf Arachnida from Sweden 🇸🇪
    This is Odinsborg (Odin’s Fortress) in Old Town Uppsala, a place where I grew up.
    Satanic Love💗Ulf.
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    15 dec. 2021 kl. 22:00 skrev Kindra Ravenmoon :

    
    Kindra Ravenmoon posted: ” The Norse goddess Hel found her home beneath the giant ash tree known in Norse mythology as the Yggdrasil. This tree connects the upper, lower, and middle worlds together, as above, so below, as within, so without. Guarded by her faithful dog Garmer, H”

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    1. Hey Ulf! Jag bodde i Sverige förut, i Växjö. Tack för att du delar. , Forgive my Swedish is not perfect, it’s been 10 years lol! Uppsala is a nice place (: Tack för att du besöker min blogg. Ha en bra dag!
      Satanic Blessings,
      Kindra Ravenmoon.

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