Welcome to Mordgud's Shrine

Honoring the Guardian of Helheim

Mordgud1Welcome to the online shrine of Mordgud! She is the Guardian of Helheim, who watches the gate between the Hel Road where the Dead walk, and the realm of the Dead itself. Here she stands guard, and you can seek her wisdom. 

Spear-bearing maiden,

Watcher in the snow of Niflheim,

Guardian of the border

Between the winter of the Cold World

And the eternal autumn of Helheim,

Where peace and tranquillity reigns,

Hail to you and your sharp eyes

And your sharp blade, and your dark

But keenly compassionate heart.


Artwork by Wodvamp.


First, I do not practice any form of Native American spirituality. My practice is derived from my understanding of ancient northern Eurasian practices. Second, I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of any Asatru or Heathen group. I do not identify as Asatru or Heathen. I am a northern-tradition Pagan, which is a religious tradition that is reconstructionist-derived, rather than a reconstructionist religious tradition such as Asatru and/or Heathenry. The views espoused in these pages may or may not reflect the views of most Asatru and/or Heathen people or religious groups. They are derived from the personal gnosis of myself and other people whom I trust and respect. I do not claim that they are provable by academic sources, nor that they are anything other than what I say they are. Read at your own risk.