To Haides — The House of Vines

I’ve always wondered wby Gods of the Underworld are so often pictured as stingy and grim — we see it with the Norse Goddess Hella too. In truth, I think They nourish and protect the dead and regardless of what ancient poets have speculated, as an ancestor worker, I have never found the lands of the dead to be cheerless or grim at all, quite the opposite actually. Sannion has written a lovely prayer to Haides here that it is a pleasure to share. See more below:

Hail to you Haides,somber Lord of the silent lands,where the chthonic Nymphs danceon the shores of the Stygian river,and the souls of great men dwell in gloom,dreaming of their days upon the earthwhen the Sun shone warmly on their faces.You see all that transpires in your shadowy realm,as you sit on your basalt throneand stroke […]

To Haides — The House of Vines

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at

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