Anonymous asked: do you worship or work with Hel?
That is a deceptively complex question, but is so well-timed that I want to give a worthwhile response.
The answer to your question is : “Possibly.”
The I-Guess-You-Can-Call-Them-Female principalities of my particular brand of vaguely religious craft are fourfold.
There is the Dark Mother who is a Poisoner and Witch in the “fearsome sorceress” sense - she is Witchmother and Cauldron-Stirrer. There is the Red mother who is far more titanic, seductive, and less woeful/fearsome. She is something that threads back to an ancient and deepy thing that I try not to look too hard at or too directly.
And there is the Fair/Pale/Gray Mother. She is light and dark, often blended. I most often see her either with, or presenting herself through a dapple-gray horse (and hares, and sometimes a white crow).
Long and short of it, though - She is the Mother of Bones. She is undeniable beauty with the face of a bleached skull (or sometimes just a very pale young woman… or sometimes both). She is Beautiful Death, Holy Death, Death Herself. And she is also the one who puts the blooms on the trees in spring - birth is the end result of death, and vice versa.
So, while I know her by certain names, given that she bears an uncanny resemblance to Hel (especially with that horse) - it’s possible. But until she, herself, asks for that name I’ll use what I’ve got.
So… Possibly. Even though that’s not a very helpful answer.