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Hail to Lady Hel

The Halls of Helheim

Few alive have seen

Death’s home and Dead’s abode

Yet here within the splendorous Halls

We all may find a home

Perhaps on plains we take our rest

Upon grain and well-turned earth

Perhaps by river or field or fen

Our rest is finally earned

Perhaps in cave so hollow

Yet sweet-smelling and richly warm

Sweet Hel has a place for us

A place we are reborn

She tends to all the newly Dead

And old who’ve taken rest

All those who have taken leave of Life

Come to Her generous breast

We lay our head upon Her home

Some stay but for a while

When we leave She does not grieve

Her Gate it opens wide

For in Her a part of us remains

Waiting our return in time

So when the Dead leave your home

In gurney, mound or grave

Celebrate Life’s giving way

And new Life that is made

Hail to the Lady Hel

To Mordgud Guardian in black

Hail to the Dead our lives are owed

We all are coming back!

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  1. October 20, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Reblogged this on A Heathen's Path.

  2. October 24, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Oh my God, you brought me to tears !!! This is so beautiful, and so true to my experiences !! I wish you knew how much. It contains pearls of the mysteries…

    • October 24, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      I am very glad and heartened it’s been found to be a powerful poem; thank you very much Valiel.

  1. October 24, 2012 at 1:29 pm

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