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ANGRBODA

SO SHE’S ONE OF LOKI’S WIVES BUT IT’S REALLY MORE ACCURATE TO REFER TO LOKI AS ONE OF ANGRBODA’S HUSBANDS

BECAUSE REASONS ALL RIGHT

AND ANYWAY SHE IS ACTUALLY INTIMIDATING AS HELL AND MILDLY TERRIFYING BUT SUCK IT UP AND TALK TO HER BECAUSE SHE WILL KICK YOUR ASS INTO GEAR

SHE LIKES OFFERINGS OF ENERGY AND SHIT 

LIKE IF YOU DANCE IN HER HONOR OR SOMETHING

OR EXERCISE I DON’T KNOW WHO EXERCISES NOT ME

BUT ALSO DEEDS AND PROMISES ARE PRETTY FUCKING COOL WITH HER

BUT DO NOT FUCKING BREAK YOUR PROMISES TO THE WOLFMOTHER

SHE WILL FUCK YOU THE HELL UP

AND HEY IF YOU’RE BAD AT MEDITATING AND YOUR GOD-RADIO IS BADLY TUNED SHE’LL JUST TAKE OVER YOUR MOTHERFUCKING DREAM

BECAUSE LET’S BE REAL THE HAGIA OF THE IRONWOOD IS PROBABLY MORE BADASS THAN YOUR DREAM ABOUT SWING DANCING

ALSO WHEN SHE’S CALLED THE HAG THAT WORD PROBABLY DOES NOT MEAN WHAT YOU THINK IT MEANS

SHE’S NOT UGLY OR GNARLY LIKE THAT MAKES HER SOUND IN ENGLISH ALTHOUGH YOU MAY NOT NOTICE HER ATTRACTIVENESS BECAUSE OF THAT WHOLE THING WHERE SHE’S INTIMIDATING THE FUCKBALLS OUT OF YOU

IT ACTUALLY JUST MEANS SHE’S A SUPER FUCKING POWERFUL WITCH SO WATCH THE FUCK OUT

ANGRBODA RULES THE GODDAMN IRONWOOD AND IF ANYONE SAYS DIFFERENT THEY ARE PROBABLY WRONG

SHE ALSO GAVE BIRTH TO ALL THE CHILDREN OF LOKI THAT THE AESIR DISLIKE MOST

FENRIR THE GIANT WOLF (ALSO BADASS)

HEL THE RULER OF THE DEAD (HALF DEAD HERSELF SO CLEARLY AWESOME)

AND JORMUNGAND THE GIANT FUCKING SERPENT THAT GOES ALL THE WAY AROUND THE WORLD

SO BASICALLY EVERYTHING SHE TOUCHES BECOMES COOL AS FUCK BUT NOT AS COOL AS HER

THE END.

-SIMON (fireandundertow)

 

Hel and the Underworld:

Hel is the daughter of Loki and Angrboda. She was sent to the underworld Helheim by Odin who made her the overseer of the dead. She is described as appearing human on one half of her body, while the other half is mottled representing death. Some texts say that she is bent, hunched, or otherwise haggard.

As heathens, we do not believe in the fiery damnation Christian version of “Hell”. Our “Hel” (only one ‘L’) is a place where we travel to after our bodies pass from Midgard (this earth that we are living on) if we did not die on the battle field. Those who die in battle are chosen by either Odinn or Freyja and are taken to Sessruminer (Freyja’s hall) or Odin’s hall, Valhalla. Hel rules over vast mansions with many servants in her underworld realm. In Baldrs draumar, we learn that Hel had decorated a lavish feasting table when she waited for Baldr to enter her hall.

Hel to us is not a scary place of eternal flames and torment. That being said, we do have a place in our texts referred to as Náströnd. Those who are murderers, oath-breakers, and otherwise corrupt while living, will have an eternity fitting their individual dishonor against humanity and nature.

Those who have lived just, honorable lives will have the chance to stand before a court and be “weighed and measured” for all intents and purposes to determine how they spent their lives, to review their actions while they were living. Our lives will be reviewed, our actions examined, and our fylgia will have the chance to speak on our behalf before the court. We will then be escorted to the places we are to spend our eternity – which could be Helheim or any other hall.

Helgafjell, the “holy mountain” was one idea of the afterlife which appears in West Norse sources. This mountain could be a mountain formation in the vicinity, and it was so sacred that people could not look in its direction without washing their face first. In the holy mountain, the members of the Norse clans would lead lives similar to the ones they had lived in the world of the living. Some psychic people could look into the mountain and what they saw was not intimidating, but instead it was a scene with a warm hearth, drinking and talking. by Women of Asatru
Additional reading: Ellis, Hilda Roderick. 1968. The Road to Hel: A Study of the Conception of the Dead in Old Norse Literature.
Artwork: maidenbeast.deviantart.com


The Dance at Alder Cove ☽✪☾ Youth/Father/Geezer  I see you

 

A Reminder

You are not allowed to shit on Sigyn because you like Angrboda.

You are not allowed to shit on goddesses because they aren’t badass warrior women.

They are badass weavers, gardeners, caregivers, healers, magic-workers and the like and you don’t get to shit on them because they don’t fit your badass warrior woman image.

The Next Hagia by feralkin

The artist’s description:
”This is a rough illustration, the complete one will include a background generated in Adobe Illustrator. Vector art is always labour intensive but worth it in the end. 


This is a ‘what if’ scenario based on Norse mythology. I wonder whether Hel would have inherited her mother’s title of Hagia or ‘wise woman’ of the Ironwood. She was taken from Angrboda before she had the chance to find her place within the Ironwood or Jarnvidr. She would have probably ruled the living as well as she does the dead. I see the troll women or giantesses of the Ironwood running a thriving matriarchal society. Here I am depicting Angrboda passing on her title to her daughter. The crown features the Ear rune which is associated with Hel. 

I read on a website (which I will hopefully link you to soon) that Angrboda’s element is ice while Loki’s is fire. Hel’s element is earth. This is reflected in the women’s colouring. Angrboda’s hair is grey not because of old age but because I wanted to give her an ethereal look. She is an amazing mother figure in Norse mythology but she is often overshadowed by her famous lover or shown to be an evil witch. 

I wanted to try giving Hel something other than black to wear and I am quite happy with the warm neutral shades I found. I still want to add ceremonial face paint on both mother and daughter, the red dye in Hel’s hair could be blood (as part of some sort of initiation ceremony).”

 

The Royal Family of Asgard is waaaaay mixed

Gentle reminder that Sigyn ‘of Asgard’ is the daughter of Freya, the north Afrodite, and Iwaldi, a dwarf. Freya is the daughter of Njord, King of Vanaheim, God of the Seas, exiled on Asgard after the Aesir/Vanir war. Her uncle Frey, God of the Sun and the Rain, Freya’s brother, and his wife Gerd (a frost gigant), are the Lords of Alfheim. Her grandmother Skadi is also a frost gigant, the Godess of Winter. Yet, Freya and Frey are Gea’s kids, so she’s also the half niece of Thor. 

She’s fucking royalty, people. She and Loki are heirs of three of the nine realms of Yggdrasil. Pity the Vanir Royal family cannot go back to Vanaheim ever again, after the war. Narvi and Vali would have inherit, three realms!

I don’t think people pay too much attention to this details of Sigyn’s story on Marvel. 

A Day's Work - loki-adicted [Closed]

Angrboda strode into the office, ten minutes late. She was looking a little bedraggled - her was a mess, she had smudged of mud on her face, and even some of her clothing was torn. She came and sat behind her desk all the same. She flicked the switch on her computer before turning to Daina. “Hey, did I miss anything?”

My dash is far from boring, but I'd like to see more pagan on it. Please like or reblog if post any of the following:

1) paganism (of any nature)

2) heathenism/asatru

3) Wiccan

4) witchcraft

5) spells

6) lokean

7) Loki, angrboda, jormungandr, Sigyn, fenris/fenris-ulfr, Hel, skadi, freyja, Thor, Sleipnir, vali, and Narvi :)

8) nature/trees/plants

9) crystals

10) herbalism

11) divination

Thank you! I will follow you all.