and the last set of photos with adam. had so much fun today!! it’s been a while since i took adam on a photo shoot and i finally got to show adam off to my friend. XD, which i’m happy about since i wanted to show him to her ever since i opened the box and he was bald and naked XD many good came from today ^_^
Einmyria Daughter to Loki and Glut, fire spirit Black, flaming skin; wild, black hair; pale green eyes glowing in the flame Even the All-father cannot claim fire Fire spirit dancing in the night
Eisa Daughter to Loki and Glut of the forest Ivory skin dampened by flames, straight red hair, eyes the color of her coals Odin burnt himself on her fire Fire witch of the forest
Sleipnir Mothered by Loki, Prince of Asgard, Odin’s own son Coal black hair, dark green eyes, father’s kind smile Eight-legged steed with magic enough to travel between worlds Favored as a common steed
Jormungand Son of Angrboda of the Jötunn and Loki called Odinson Sleek brown hair, sea green eyes, father’s quick intuition Monstrous serpent cast into the sea Loki’s blood knew, if his mind did not
Fenris Mothered by Loki, younger Prince Wild golden hair, strong muscles, amber eyes Giant wolf feared by all warriors Odin hated him most of all
Hela Mothered by Loki, sired by the heart of Angrboda Blue skin, white hair, father’s smile Abandoned to die Queen of the Dead
Narfi Son of Innocent Sigyn and Loki Mother-of-Monsters Red hair, green eyes, son of the Aesir Murdered by Odin All-father An innocent child
Vali Birthed by Sigyn and loved by Loki Black hair, quick mind, kind hazel eyes He reminded Odin too much of clever Loki His punishment was to be made a murderer
Rules: Always post the rules. Answer the questions of the person who tagged you and write 11 new ones. Tag 11 new people and link them to the post. Let them know you’ve tagged them.
1. What is one thing you feel good about having done today?
well… the day just begun for me… i should be writing my speech… if i get that done today, i’ll feel good about that XD
2. Convince me to like your favorite character.
wait which character?!? there’s to many! um… i’m gonna go with toph from avatar: last airbender because that’s the last show i watched today.
ok toph is just incredibly badass and your wrong if you disagree. first of all she’s blind but she can “see” by feeling the earth. she learns to earth bend not from from her dimwitted teacher but from the blind badgermoles which, from what i remember, is how earth benders ancestors learned to earth bend in the first place. her parents thought her weak and fragile and practically suffocated her so she she go out and earth battle and show off incredible god like earth bending. when some bandits kidnapped aang her parents were all like"nooooo she’s weak and blind and defenseless" so she practically tells her parents to shut the fuck up and saves the day. she doesn’t baby aang and she teaches him to earth bend. and best of all she practically invents metal bending. which was thought to be impossible but she fucking did it. she’s the reason that there are metal benders in legend of korra. she started that shit.she’s just all around badass because she did not let her “blindness” stop her from being the total badass that she is.
3. Do you have an OTP? Why do you think the pair work out as a couple?
i guess it depends on the series… some series i have an otp, and some series i have pairing but not necessarily “otp” and even if i do have an otp, i’m not strict with it. i’ll have, say, my favorite character, and, depending on the people that person hangs with, it could range from friends/brotp/friensbian to actual pairing/otp and they sometimes overlap. depends on my mood… god i hope this isn’t as confusing to read as it was to type XD it’s easier to say who’s my notp rather that my otp… i have far fewer notps though…
4. What do you think is a misconception people may have about you?
i’m not sure….. i’ve heard people thought i was mean because i’m quiet but other than that, i don’t really hear much…
5. Have you ever made a promise to someone, knowing you weren’t sincere?
i might have. i try not to because bad juju and all though.
6. What’s a skill that you’re really proud to have?
my music! i’m not good at it though….
7. Do you trust easily, or are you very cautious of others?
not as easily as i used to. i’m more cautious of others and i don’t easily make attachments like i used to.
8. What is one major warning you’d give to 10-year-old you?
don’t force yourself to go out with someone just because it’s the “norm” it’s ok to be single for as long as you need.
9. Do you ever see yourself acting like your parents sometimes?
my mother in some ways yea. but my father no. not unless i inherited some sort of personality gene from him but i wouldn’t know…. my mom says that there are certain things i do that are like him but i don’t know…
10. Tell the truth: If you could, would you shack up with your favorite character?
that depends on which of my favorite characters you’re talking about. for example, shikamaru from naruto, yea. totally. scar from lion king, no. that would be beastiality…… and he could eat me…..
11. Have you ever written super-indulgent fanfics? Has anyone else ever seen it?
i don’t write fanfic…. i think i wrote i short little something a long time ago about two of my characters and if i don’t think i showed it to anyone. if i did it would have been one person… sorry, i’m not really into fanfic…
Ok my 11!
1. play any instruments? if so, which one(s)? if not, would want to play any instruments and if so, which one(s)?
2. what’s your favorite song?
3. you just won backstage concert pass! who are you going to see? (the person could be dead or alive)
4. favorite soundtrack?
5. favorite solo singer?
6. favorite band?
7. favorite genre of music?
8. have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon?
9. do you know why the caged bird sings?
10. oh look. a movie is being made about you. what 10 songs are on your movie soundtrack?
11. did you notice all these questions are music related?
Hi there! I love all your Logyn art, and the AUs you come up with for them... it's all so wonderful! I was just wondering if you had ever though of how Angrboda, Loki's other wife, might fit into any of your story lines. While I'm extremely glad you haven't done the whole "bitter ex" or "love triangle" thing, I'd love to see her appear somewhere along the line!
Thank you so much! And you’re right, I have thought about Angrboda! She’s a really neat character- one that deserves waaay more than the spurned lover/love triangle/bitch foil treatment.
To be honest I haven’t drawn her or put in her plots, one, because she’s a character that deserves stories and AUs all her own, and two (and please, this is a personal choice and just my personal taste and headcanons, please don’t hate me) I tend to lean towards monotonous relationships. There’s a few poly ships that I couldn’t live without, but Loki’s not in any of them. Usually Angrboda is in the back of my mind, perhaps as Loki’s first relationship? They had the triplets, were together, but maybe amicably parted ways? I don’t usually go into it much deeper than that
Angrboda carefully passed a small kitten to her daughter, "A gift."
Hel cradled the kitten carefully, holding it close to her body. It was very tiny ad very cute. “I can’t keep it, Mama,” the little girl said even as she stroked the kitten’s fur. “He’s too small. Jotunheim is too cold for a tiny kitty like this. Kitties like this belong in Asgard.”
Loki, the second prince of Asgard, woke long before the sun peaked over the horizons, as he did every morning. He spent these hours studying most days, because it was the easiest time of the day to get enough peace and quiet to do so. The rest of his days were usually filled with various activities between training, duties in the court, and the occasional off-realm assignment.
Although after Loki’s last serious quest, he hadn’t been sent out to do anything else of extreme importance. Angrboda was dead at long last thanks to him–which was what his father wanted–but the consequences of how he came to destroying her left him with more than just a few battle scars.
It seemed that the young mischief maker had a habit of spawning children from the quests that he was sent on, and none of them were actually brought about by normal means. Loki never engaged in a manner that should produce children, but through faults in magical energy, he now had four.
Sleipnir was nearly one hundred years old, but Jörmungandr, Fenrir, and Hel were all very young. They hadn’t been alive for more than a decade. Perhaps unconventional and disapproved by most, the triplets were still his children, and Loki loved them as any parent ought love their children. He helped them to shape-shift into the forms of Aesir children so they would be able to mingle amongst the realm easier.
Loki have four children by the time he was 800 years old did not show well for the young God, however. Most Asgardians didn’t start having children quite so young, and especially not out of wedlock. Loki’s children were special, however, and he couldn’t bring himself to be ashamed of them, even if he was told that he ought to be.
Custody of those children hadn’t been kept for long, much to Loki’s dismay. Once Odin was sure that Loki’s children were to carry out a certain prophecy, his fear of what they could grow into frightened him, and it brought him to strip Loki of the triplets. To this day, the young mischief maker protests and argues his case with his father whenever the chance presents itself. Being separated from his children was difficult and it planted a large seed of bitterness towards the All-father deep within him.
Since the birth of the triplets, Loki hadn’t ventured off Asgard nearly as often. Not to say that he didn’t still leave the realm, but it was much less frequent than it once had been. His time and his attention was best spent on the realm, and today was quite the important day.
Newcomers were being presented at the Court for the first time, and Loki would be present with his elder brother, Thor.
He was dressed from head to toe in the finest fabrics that Asgard had to offer. The tunic was dark in color, consisting almost purely of black. At least, that’s what Loki believed the garment to look like. A royal dresser helped him and his brother with their wardrobes. Neither of the young princes could see the world in color, so they needed assistance to make sure that they looked the part of royalty.
No one could see color until they laid eyes upon the person who was meant to be their soulmate.
From a young age, Loki had been told stories of how beautiful and vivid the world was when colors were introduced into a person’s vision for the first time. When he was younger, he believed these stories to be just that. It seemed ridiculous that someone could be destined for another person with no wiggle room and that once one saw their “soulmate” their vision would change forever.
As he grew older, he understood the truth behind these stories. His own parents explained that they were able to see the world in a whole new perspective when they first met. It was an absolute truth that everyone on the realm understood, and most pined after a chance to meet their soulmate.
Loki, on the other hand, dreaded that day. What poor young maiden would have to go through the disappointment of finding out that he was going to be their partner for the rest of their lives instead of someone more… desirable? Say, his elder brother?
But he’d gone 800 years and had four children without ever catching whiff of this so called soulmate. He was secure enough in his life to believe that he would probably never find his soulmate and it was both a sad thought as well as something he thought he could be all right with.
So he set out for his daily duties, prepared to welcome the newcomers and take care of everything that he needed to see through before nightfall.
So, since you were talking about Ambragoda, I was wondering about Hel, Fenrir and Jormungandr? Did they happen in your logyn world? Does loki take care of them often? Does sigyn get along with them? What about narvi and vali? Just some thoughts
Yup! They’re all in it! Even Sleipnir <3
Thanks to @asgardian-centaur I’ve come to just ADORE Jor and Fenrir, and Hela’s always been a reeeally cool character to me.
I don’t know if Loki looks after them, they’re all well grown by the time Narvi and Vali come around. They’re probably closer to Angrboda than Loki, but they get along with Sigyn well enough. Sigyn’s not, nor will ever be, their mother, but she’s family all the same.
Once the ice is broken, Jor, Fenrir, even Hel to a degree, become protective of her, just as she is of them. I love the fandom idea that Sigyn is “Beloved by Monsters” (which can include Loki).
I like to think Fenrir is particularly close to Narvi and Vali- especially post Narvi’s murder. (This goes along with the idea that only Narvi died and Vali survived) Vali’s broken and hurt and alone, and changes into a wolf uncontrollably due to his wild emotions. Fenrir steps in and helps him.
I want to send you a star for the facts about characters, but I don't know how :(
That’s okay! It still counts!
And so, a few facts about Frigga in my Tasertricks fic “There’s a God Under My Bed” that I know as the author but don’t necessarily say in the fic. Also, I have a lot of things to say about Frigga because I love her so much.
1. She’s really great at giving hugs. 2. While she is a great deal more knowledgeable on some aspects of magic (especially parts pertaining to seeing the future *wink*), she is not as powerful as Loki. 3. She has already totally accepted Darcy as her daughter-in-law and Frank and Fenrir as her grandbabies. (They love her) 4. There’s a tapestry in what used to be Angrboda’s room at the brothel. Frigga made it. 5. She knows when she’s going to die and it gives her a lot of confidence because she’s a super smart individual. She’s not going to let her death impede upon her duties. 6. At one point, she really was in love with Odin. But, if not for the sake of her children and all of Asgard, she would have divorced him by now. 7. Her favorite color is yellow. Like sunshine. 8. Frigga named Loki. Not Laufey, not Odin. Bitch, Loki is Frigga’s son, god fucking dammit. 9. She loves being a mother, though secretly blames herself for all that happens to Loki. 10. She believes that neither her husband, her sons, nor herself are worthy of ruling Asgard. Although, she does have hope in a fifth party.
This lady is actually one of my faves and thank you so much for asking about her, @sweetsigyn.
Hel, also known as Hella, Holle or Hulda, was the Norse and Teutonic Goddess, Queen and Ruler of the Underworld, which was known as Niflheim, or Helheim, the Kingdom of the Dead.
The name Hel, quite literally means “one that hides” or “one who covers up.” If you look at it as if it was the actual root of a name, you might discover that there appears to be a great many places which quite possibly may have been named after her, such as Holland, Helsinki, Holstein, Helvetia and Holderness.
The Prose Eddas offer the most frequently used description of the Goddess Hel’s origin. There once was a giantess named Angrboda, who lived at a place known as Giantland. At one point in her life, Angraboda entered into a relationship with the Aesir demigod, Loki, and it was from that union that they produced three children. The first child was the devouring Lupine, Fenrir (Fenris)-Wolf, the second child was the wyrm, Iormungard, the Midgard serpent of the ocean that encircled the Earth, while the third child was simply known as Hel. These three children had spent much of their childhood growing up in Giantland.
In the Aesir Kingdom of Asgaard, several prophecies had been handed down to the Gods, warning them that three unique siblings would appear who would bring such terrible disaster, that nothing but evil would come of it.
When the Gods first learned about the children, they realized almost immediately that they might be the same children that they had been warned about. At first, they chose to believe that it was simply because of the terrible nature of their mother. Then, after they had considered it for a while, they came to realize that the children were the same ones mentioned in the prophecies; however, it was not because of who their mother was, that caused them such great concern; it was actually because of who their father was. Their father was Loki, who was known for causing great destruction and evil. Loki also happened to be the brother of Odin, the leader of the Aesir, which was a patriarchal and warlike tribe of Norse Gods and Goddesses.
Since there was no doubt that the children were Loki’s, Odin decided that the best thing to do was find the children and then bring them back to Asgaard. That way they would be raised as Aesir. To accomplish that, Odin ordered the Gods to travel to Giantland, find the children, and then bring them back to Asgaard. The Gods did as Odin desired, and when they returned from Giantland the three children were with them.
Sadly, the child whose name was Hel had been born with the bones on one side of her body, fully exposed. That made things extremely difficult for Hel, because her appearance caused the other Gods to feel so uncomfortable that they avoided having anything to do with her. Being seen as an oddity, being avoided, and having no friends was very difficult for Hel to deal with. She was extremely unhappy, and filled with great loneliness and despair. After much deliberation, Hel made an important decision. She went to Odin and explained to him how difficult her life was there, and then she asked for his permission to leave Asgaard. Odin sympathized with Hel, so he granted her wish. Much more importantly, he also gave her the World of Niflheim, one of the Nine Worlds of Norse Mythology, to rule. He even went so far as to name that place after her, calling it Helheim or Hel. That was how Hel became the Goddess of the Dead.
In return for giving her Niflheim, Odin gave Hel certain responsibilities that she had to carry out in that realm. He charged her with caring for the souls of people who had died from sickness or old age, and for the souls of any other people whose deaths had not occurred through violence or in battle.
When warriors died in battle, their souls were split evenly between the Goddess Freyja and Odin. Freyja had the privilege of taking the first half of the souls of those warriors who had been slain in battle, while the remaining souls of the dead warriors belonged to Odin.
Hel settled into her Realm, and when the souls of the dead arrived there, it was she who judged them. It was also she who decided whether their souls were good or evil, and to what degree. Then, after Hel had made had her assessment, she gave each soul its just reward. Depending upon how they had been judged, the souls of the dead were settled into one of the nine levels of Helheim, which ranged from what might be seen as a form of heaven, all the way down to the dark horrors of Neostrand (Naströnd), the abode of punishment, where snakes constantly dropped venom upon the wicked, and which appeared, in many ways, to be quite similar to the concept of Hell, that the Christians have always appeared to be so fond of.
Hel was frequently thought of as a Dark Mother Goddess, and she was known by other names and titles including the Goddess of Death and the Afterlife, the Underground Earth Mother, the Ruler of the Realm of the Dead known as Helgardh, and Nefele, the Goddess of Shadows. She was also worshipped in Denmark, as the Hyldemoer, or Elder Mother.
Other stories exist regarding the Goddess Hel. One of them is an Icelandic creation myth, which described how in the beginning, all that existed was a great chasm known as Ginnungagap, which led to Hel’s fiery womb of regeneration deep within the Earth. On one side of the chasm were fiery volcanoes, while on the other side there was nothing except for cold water and ice. It was for that reason that Hel became known as the Mountain Mother, who dwelled deep within the Earth where the fire and the ice meet.
While the Prose Eddas describe Hel as having been born with one side of her skeleton showing, a variety of other descriptions exist as well. Hel’s physical description is, to say the least, unique. Some descriptions claim that she was half-black and half-white, half-rotting, similar to that of a corpse, or half dead, and half alive, with a grim expression on her face, and a sinister appearance of gloom.
It is interesting to note that Hel’s appearance is believed, by some, to be the origin of the masked harlequin, which has frequently appeared as a standard character in Commedia dell'Arte, with a black side of a face, and a white side. In fact, Hel’s physical description, much like that of the harlequin mask, exhibits the duality that exists in the world, which is inherent to both life and death.
Legend tells us that Hel had an eye of fire, which could only see that which was true, thereby making it impossible for anyone to hide anything from her. Looking at this in a different light, Hel may actually have been challenging the world to find the courage necessary to look behind the mask that was her appearance, so they might see her as she truly was inside.
The Vikings, however, refused to do that. Instead, they looked upon Hel’s appearance as something to be feared, and they believed that nothing good would come of her. Indeed, the Vikings looked upon Hel’s home as a horrible place, similar to the Christians’ idea of Hell. But Niflheim was in no way similar to the Christian’s burning place of fire and brimstone. Rather, it was seen as being icy cold and filled with slush, cold mud and snow.
The Prose Eddas described the nine-ringed realm of Hel, as a place where the inhabitants kept up a constant wail. It described her palace as a miserable place known as Damp with Sleet, where the walls had been built with human bones and worms. They also claimed that Hel ate with a knife and fork called Famine, from a plate known as Hunger, and that her two servants were both named Slow-Moving. Her bed was known as a Sickbed, and the stone at the entrance to her hall was referred to as Drop-to-Destruction.
The Prose Eddas continued, by saying that the entryway to Hel’s Realm was guarded by the hellhound named Garm, and that before you could reach the threshold, you first had to travel the Helvig, or troublesome road to Hel, past the strange guardian maiden named Modhgudh.
While the Vikings may have feared her, which appears to be quite evident from the Eddas, the Dutch, Gauls and Germanic people who were known, in comparison to the Vikings, as the common people, viewed Hel in a somewhat less frightening manner. They saw her as a gentler and kinder form of death and transformation, and they did not believe that Helheim was a place of punishment at all.
They tended to see Hel as an earth mother deity known as Mother Holle, who consisted of pure nature. It was in that role that Hel was believed to have great maternal aspects, and that she was known to help people in their times of need. Hel, however, also had another side to her, and she was quite capable of becoming vengeful, whenever it became necessary, towards anyone who might attempt to interfere with, or stop, the progression of natural law.
Some myths describe Hel as a Dark Goddess, similar in some ways to the Hindu Goddess Kali, but more frequently then not, she was thought of as the Nehellenia, which means the Nether Moon. Numerous altars and artifacts relating to her worship have been found throughout Germany, and they date as far back as approximately the Second Century, C.E. Evidence also exists that her worship spread from Holland, all the way to New Zealand, as late as the Fourteenth Century, C.E., and it was in that particular aspect that Hel was believed to grant safe passage to seafarers.
When someone died, and entered Hel’s realm, it was almost impossible, for anyone on Earth to get them back. That was the subject of one of the most well known of the Norse myths: The Story of Baldur.
The Goddess Frigg was Odin’s second wife. She lived in the Hall known as Fensalir, or Marsh Halls, in Odin’s Heavenly Kingdom of Asgaard, and together, she and Odin had two sons. One of their sons was the fair and beautiful Baldur, the God of Light, who Frigg had always been protective of, while their other son was Hoder, the Blind God of Darkness.
One day, Frigg happened to learn that her son, Baldur, had begun to have dreams in which his life was in danger. Frigg knew, through her gift of the “sight,” that it was more then just a bad dream so, to be on the safe side, she traveled across the Earth, asking each and every thing in the world to refrain from harming her beloved son.
The other Gods refused to take the threat of danger seriously so they all began to throw weapons at Baldur, and they even shot arrows at him, just for sport. It really didn’t matter what they did to him, because everything that they hurled at him was simply deflected away.
When Loki learned what Frigg had done, he dressed himself in the guise of an elderly woman, and then tricked Frigg into confiding in him. From that conversation, Loki learned that Frigg had made one exception to her plea, and that she had allowed a young sprig of mistletoe to refrain from taking the vow, swearing that it would not kill Baldur.
That gave Loki all the ammunition that he needed, in order to do what he did best, which was cause trouble. He immediately went out and gathered up a sprig of mistletoe, and then he returned to where the Gods were still hurling objects at Baldur. It was then that Loki tricked Hoder into using the shaft of mistletoe as an arrow, and when Hoder shot the arrow it hit Baldur, killing him at once.
Frigg desperately wanted to have her beloved son returned to her from the land of the dead, so she asked if there was anyone among the Aesir who would go to Hel for her, find Baldur, and then give Hel a ransom, so that Baldur would be allowed to return home. She also promised that whoever brought Baldur back would remain in her good graces forever.
It was Odin’s son, Hermod the Bold, who volunteered to go to Hel and try and convince her that Baldur should be allowed to return home. Hermod traveled down the road that led to Helheim until there, before him, stood its tall and mighty gates. Getting over the gates to Hel was a difficult task, but Hermod knew exactly what had to be done. First, he dismounted from his steed. Then he struck his horse in its stomach, so that he might reduce the horse’s bloating, and then he tightened the saddle’s girth, until it was quite tight. Once that had been accomplished, he re-mounted, and then he spurred the horse so hard, that it simply jumped right over the tall gates.
When Hermod reached Hel’s hall he dismounted, and there in front of him was Baldur, seated in the seat of honor. Hermod spent much of that evening visiting with Baldur, and when morning arrived he was granted an audience with Hel. It was then that Hermod begged Hel to allow Baldur to return home with him, telling her that every single one of the Aesir felt great sorrow because of Baldur’s death.
Hel, however, was not very easily persuaded, so she told Hermod that she had to learn for herself whether all of the Aesir actually did love Baldur. For that purpose, Hel devised a test that was to be given to every one of the Aesir, to find out if Baldur truly was as beloved as Hermod had claimed him to be. The test was comprised of saying the words to each and every thing in the world, as follows: “And if all things in the world, alive and dead, weep for him, then he shall go back to the Aesir, but be kept with Hel if any objects or refuses to weep.”
Hermod quickly returned to Asgaard, and informed the Gods of Hel’s decision. The Gods, in turn, immediately sent out messengers to every part of the land, requesting that every living thing in the world weep for Baldur, and they all agreed that they would do so. Then, when the messengers were returning home, they came upon a cave in which a giant woman named Thoekk happened to live, and it was she who refused to weep for Baldur. Because of Thoekk’s refusal to weep for him, Baldur was remanded to Helheim until Ragnarok. Little did the Gods know, at that time, that the giantess Thoekk was actually Loki in disguise, and that he had added a few words to those of the messengers, saying “Let Hel keep what she has!”
Some time later, Loki became so drunk at a feast held by the Gods, that he admitted to having taken on the form of the giantess Thoekk, thereby condemning Baldur to spend eternity in Hel’s realm until Ragnarok. Loki’s drunken admission began the beginning of the end, which will eventually lead to the final world battle between good and evil known as Ragnarok.
While the Vikings, who considered themselves to be strong and fearless, may have viewed Hel’s realm as a place of punishment and despair, others usually did not see it in that light, nor did they believe the Viking-influenced Eddas, and their dire description of Helheim. Unlike the Christian’s Hell, which had been named after her, Hel’s Realm was, in reality, nothing more then an Otherworld or Underworld, or a new and different plateau of existence. It was also a place of renewal, rather then a place of punishment and despair. The only ones to fear her were those who had good reason to. It was only they, who referred to her realm as Hell.
Hel has been described in a variety of different ways. There are those who claim that she is a destroyer; which in a way she actually is. However, when she does destroy something, she does so in it own proper time. That is why Hel can be looked upon, much like the Greek God Chronos, as a deity of time. As a Goddess of time, Hel takes on the role of entropy itself, and everything within the universe evolves towards a state of inert uniformity, which is a normal and completely natural event. When it comes right down to it, sooner or later everything will come to an end, which is exactly what should happen, as a part of its own cosmic destiny.
The Norse looked upon Hel as the supreme and inescapable ruler of fate and, much like the weaving Greek Fates, or the spinning and weaving Norns and Disir, not only did the Gods have no control over her, neither were they immune to her. That placed Hel in a very unique position.
Hel was not some form of death deity, who had specifically been created to rule over the Land of the Dead, nor did she gain her decaying visage when she became the ruler of that realm. She had simply been born with the bones on the left side of her body exposed. It had not been created purposely, nor had it been done out of contempt, or as a means of punishment. It simply happened. When Odin brought Hel to Asgaard, its inhabitants found themselves extremely uncomfortable because of her appearance. They were weak when they should have been strong, and they were, quite unfortunately, extremely insensitive to Hel’s feelings; so much so, that they made her feel alone and ostracized, which was, indeed, an extremely great tragedy.
It was for that reason that Odin gave Hel, Niflheim, to be her own and for her to rule over. By Odin giving her Niflheim, Hel finally found a place where she could feel comfortable, just being herself; a place where no one would see her as anything other then what she truly was. That was a very wise decision on Odin’s part, and it also showed, surprisingly enough, that good can occasionally come out of patriarchy, which has been known, all too often, to do the opposite; especially when it comes to placing women in positions of great power.
Hel is a Goddess who was given a home and a job to do, and she did her job exceptionally well. She took her responsibility, that of judging people’s souls, quite seriously and then, after she had judged them, she granted them the type of existence within her realm that she felt they deserved; which might have been anything from a heaven-like Otherworld, all the way down to the horrors of a Christian type of Hell. Hel is a Goddess who should be respected and admired, rather then feared. Unless, of course, you have done something unworthy, which might give you reason to fear her. But that’s not really Hel’s problem, is it? It is yours.
Please don’t kill me Floki, you got eye liner on the pillow again. Floki, can you change Angrboda? Floki, why are you naked? Floki, can I plait your hair? Floki, you’re being scary again. Floki, stop swimming around with a fake shark fin on your back.
i just finished the one you sent me so -2, 8, 9, 10, 19!!!!!!!!!
2. What five fiction books would you use to describe your practice?
Hoo boy uh… My practice??? Uh….
Please insert books about being lost in the wilderness because that’s honestly where I’m at right now.
Pffft, maybe Julie of the Wolves since I’m stuck in wolf hell. :p
8, 9, and 10 have been answered!
19. Do you wear any symbols of your path? (Tattoos count.)
Yes actually. I made myself a vegvisir pendant that I dedicated to Angrboda. Vegvisir is a stave meant to help guide one through storms. On the sides of the pendant I have the runes Thurisaz and Wunjo; asking her to guide me through hardship to joy and to guide me when joy turns to ashes. As of right now that’s the only thing I have to wear for my faith.
I'm curious about your connection of Tyr and Fenrir, as I was under the impression that Fenrir was the son of Loki and Angrabora.
Hello :) Yes, Loki and Angrboda are the parents of Fenrir. I see Tyr as the “caretaker” of Fenrir (Since Tyr was the only god brave enough to feed Fenrir while the other gods kept a watchful eye on him). I hope this makes sense! (And I can elaborate further if you want).