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Hel, Hela
Norse Goddess of Death, Ruler of the underworld. Teutonic Goddess of the kingdom of the dead, not considered as a place of punishment. Daughter of Loki and Angurboda, and sister of the Midgard serpent of the ocean encircling the Earth, and of the devouring...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
Son of Odin and Frigga, he is shown in the Prose Edda as a rather pallid heathen imitation of Christ, but other sources, notably the Danish chronicler Saxo Grammaticus, portray him as a doughty and aggressive warrior. Today we often think of him as the...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
After Midnight: A True Ghost Story
The nervous chatter of the tourists echoed through the musty catacombs of the ancient city of Edinburgh. If I lingered behind the crowd, would that improve my chances of seeing a ghost? Or perhaps any spectral visitor would be put off by the unstable energies...
Ghosts >> Ghost Stories
Norse God of Mischief, Trickery. Divine Catalyst, Breaker of Stagnation, Force for change. Giant brother of Odin. Loki wavers between a weal-bringing culture-hero/trickster and a woe-bringing destroyer. He is responsible for getting the gods most of their...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
Norse Goddess similiar to Hel. Holda- A goddess known through German folklore, her name means "the Gracious One". She has much in common with Frigga, being the patroness of spinners and the keeper of social order, especially enforcing taboos about...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death
This extensive introduction includes some of the more well known, along with some lesser known Death "incarnations", and I use that term loosely, as in many cultures, the Angel of Death can be quite an adept shapeshifter. We have tried to cull...
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies
It's been less than two weeks since I wrote the article for Jera; so it looks like I'm back on track. This Rune is both fascinating and multifaceted! Both the Sheils and Edred Thorsson identify Eihwaz with Yggdrasil, the Norse World Tree or Cosmic Axis. The...
Divination >> Rune Stones

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Total War: Warhammers Hel Fenn Battlefield Looks Like A Nightmare For Infantry
Located in Eastern Sylvania, Hel Fenn is an aerial focused, with the fast movement of flying units allowing them to pick off units stuck in the swaps with ease.
Total War: Warhammer Reveals Hel Fenn Battlefield in New Video
Total War: Warhammer is nearing its launch date, and that means The Creative Assembly needs to offer a closer look at the various battlefields that players will explore in the strategy game and the elements that make each of them unique.
'HEL-P' sign gets three men rescued from remote island
April 9, 2016 2:26 PM EDT - Three days after their boat capsized near a remote island, three men were rescued by a U.S. Navy plane that had spotted the H-E-L-P sign they made on the shore.
Hel's Kitchen, Gracie's Restaurant to Close
Patrons of Hel's Kitchen in Montpelier have another couple of weeks to swing by for week-night takeout. Owner Helen Labun Jordan will close the theme-driven restaurant, which serves homespun takes on international cuisine, after service on April 30.
Vigil held to kick-off 'National Crime Victims’ Rights Week'
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) - A small candlelight vigil in downtown salt lake was held to kick off "National Crime Victims' Rights Week." Salt Lake Police hosted the event on the plaza outside their headquarters.

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