Hel, Goddess of the underworld.

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Hel is the goddess who rules over the realm of the dead, a place that doesn’t seem so pleasant according to Snorri, but if you study all sources regarding the idea of an afterlife, a different image emerges.

Those who die a “regular” death are said to end up in Helheim, where they continue to live more or less like in Midgard. My portrayal of Hel is of life and death, which is why I have depicted her holding an apple in her left hand; her focus also seems to be on this apple.

Without death, there is no life. Her throne is constructed from the skulls of the dead and snakes that coil around her, with the serpent being a symbol for the earth and life after death. I have drawn inspiration for her hairstyle from depictions of women in mythology associated with serpents and the underworld.Sacrificing milk to Hel is a very good alternative, as we have several examples from ancient times where milk was offered to serpents.

 

This magnificent ritual item is handmade in Sweden casted with acrylic resin and painted in different layers to mimic aged bronze. Variation in  color may occur because they are all hand painted.
the statues are waterproof and non toxic so you can safely polish your mead on the statue.

The design and creation is my own.

Additional information

Weight 325 g
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 13 cm

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