Frau Holle (Hulda) Germanic––Mystery––SecrecySummon this mysterious benefactor to provide solace when you have lost faith, a child, a pet, cause, a loved one, or can not see your way when stranded in a fog. Holle can bless the birth of an idea, vision, enterprise or a child.
Holle comes from the German word kind. This powerful goddess is as mysterious as the foggy bog in northern Germany that is said to be her home. She is linked to many goddesses: Herke; Perchta, wife of Woden; Holda; Holl; Hulda; the queen of heaven; and Mother Mary.[i] She plays a prominent role in German mythology, fairy tales, folktales, customs, and taboos.[ii] Scholars have long debated her history and importance, while Jacob Grimm dates her appearance back to the first century AD and tells us the legends of Holle have been found in France, Switzerland, Austria, and the Czech Republic.[iii]
In Germanic ideology, Holle is known for being stern, but always fair. Hard work is rewarded. Laziness is not tolerated and severely punished. In one legend, Holle arrives as a blustery wind and knocks on a farmer’s door. He welcomes in a stray dog left stranded in the cold. One year later, Holle returns as another menacing storm to thank and reward the farmer with gold for treating her dog with compassion
What makes Holle stand out as a wind spirit is her airy nature, an amalgamation of different cultures, religions, and schools of thought.If you desire a child, or a new project to be birthed call to this goddess.Click To TweetHer powers are heightened on May nights (May Day Eve) and Christmas Eve, when she is prepared to fulfill your wishes. Holle will intercede on your behalf, whether you are planning a journey, a peaceful protest or harvesting your crop. If you are willing to put forth a sincere effort, Frau Holle can teach you how to magically transform common flax into the finest linen.
When Holle blows in as a western wind, your patience may be tested. You will not be rewarded if your crop is disheveled. Holle prefers cleanliness and order, so don’t be surprised if she challenges you. Yield to her wisdom and she will lift you from chaos and restore peace and harmony in your life.
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[i] Catherine Heath. “From Fairytale to Goddess: Frau Holle and the Scholars That Try to Reveal Her Origins,” Academia.edu, May 13, 2013, accessed August 14, 2016, http://www.academia.edu/3548067/From_Fairytale_To_Goddess_Frau_Holle_And_The_Scholars_That_Try_To_Reveal_Her_Origins.
[ii] Heath. “From Fairytale to Goddess.”
[iii] Heath. “From Fairytale to Goddess.”