31 May The Hellirunar
The Hellirunar, Helrunar or Haljarunae describes people who ‘rune’ (speak, sing, whisper) with Hel/Helja, the goddess and realm of the underworld. “Hell”, in its original meaning is the hidden realm, the dark and foggy place where the dead and unborn dwell. The always reoccuring contradiction in everything is that Hel also means bright, shiny or clear.
Often the term is used in a sinister meaning. The bishop Ulfilas (missionary who evangelized the Goths) mentions a group of Haljarunae who were evicted by King Filimer because of their sorceries. (Filimer was an early Gothic pagan king). Some scholars connect Helrunar with practicing “Utiseta” (which means to sit outside to evoke spirits, raise the dwellers from under sacred hills or to practise necromancy). When exploring the #runes, is in a way raising the dead spirits of a forgotten magic of the past. To the old Norse Helruna (female) and Helruni (male) means someone who is familiar, possibly intimate with, the goddess Hel or her hidden realm…
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