As I near the bridge, the shadows draw closer around me. This, or so I’ve been told, is the way to hell, to the realm of Hela herself. The Norse queen of the underworld has captured my faithful husband, his soul enthralled to her realm—and I’m going to get him back.
Whispers of despair, anger, fear, even deceit. These are the voices inside Senua’s own head. Is it psychosis? Or is she… somehow… cursed?!
Hela, the Asgardian goddess of Death, resides in Hel and is in defiance to the other gods, even Odin! She helps Loki to complete his sinister plans in Asgard and plans to kill Thor, too!
Senua’s life is really hard, and at some point, the whole world was against her. Her father telling her that she’s cursed by a supernatural darkness, her village blaming her for a deadly plague that took the lives of many of her fellow villagers and for the invasion of the evil Northmen to her village.
Evil begets trauma, trauma consumes its vessel if not faced and stood for! In Senua’s case, she was consumed by trauma but was also desperate and had nothing to lose, so she took it upon herself to face and even chase the cause of her pain to the realms of agony, to free the soul of Dillion, her husband.
And may the light guide those in her skin!
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