heolstor-hof, n.n: a dark dwelling, hell. (HEH-ol-stor-HOFF / ˈhɛɔl-stɔr-ˌhɔf)

This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on St Helena’s discovery of the True Cross. Read it on Patreon.

Medieval manuscript illustration of a haloed, bleeding, cross-bearing Christ guiding naked men out of a gaping, toothy animal mouth; a couple of hairy demons watch.
Carrow Psalter; England (East Anglia), c. 1250; Walters Art Museum, W. 34, f. 28v. [art.thewalters.org]

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