The name HEL originates from Norse Mythology, where the daughter of Loki, the goddess Hel, guardian of the graves, ruled over the spirits of those who died ingloriously. The dominion of Hel was said to be found in Niflheim, the world of the darkness and last of the nine realms.
In the Matrix films, Club Hel was a fetish nightclub located in a basement and run by a ruthless and powerful elder. The club was a refuge for exiles, deviants, goths, punks, vampires, lupines and supernatural beings.
Here in Riga, HEL is a BDSM dungeon presided over by Flame Hel.
The Hel dungeon in Central Riga, hosts a variety of different fetish parties and events, including play parties, slave auctions, domination and submission workshops, shibari training and private play sessions. While some of these events are open to the public, the most interesting events are always private and invitation only.
The HEL dungeon includes a variety of play spaces which are available for rent. Customized abduction scenarios, slave training and various other fantasies can also be arranged.
The Hel Gallery is located in Central Riga, Latvia. A 200sqm (2150sqft) gallery space for photography, video, art exhibitions, workshops and more. Not your boring traditional studio or gallery space, the HEL Gallery includes a fully functional BDSM dungeon catering to those who wish to produce or exhibit authentic fetish films, photography and art. Complimenting the 45sqm (480sqft) main gallery space, there are various other rooms available for rent. Rooms can be rented for exhibitions, workshops, and live performances, or for film, video, photography, and live webcam shows.
Flame Hel is a professional Dominant, slave trainer, dungeon Master and shibari enthusiast. Originally from Australia, Flame has been active in the fetish scene for over 15 years and has been involved in the BDSM community in Tokyo, New York, London, Berlin, and many other places around the world. Flame currently resides in Riga, Latvia where he has a dungeon in which he runs fetish parties, workshops, training and private sessions.