Sienna - Tears of the Gods 3-1 copy

A Valkyrie is a female helping spirit of Odin, the chief Norse god. The Valkyrie assisted Odin with identifying which warriors would be slain in battle and transported half of them to Valhalla. Once in Valhalla, the fallen warriors will experience an afterlife worthy of fallen heroes. These same warriors would also serve in Odin’s army for the battle of Ragnarök.

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In Norse mythology, Ragnarök is a series of future events, including a great battle that will result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, and Loki). The battle would be followed by a series natural disasters and the subsequent submersion of the world in water. Afterward, a fertile world will reemerge. The surviving and returning gods will meet and the world will be repopulated by two human survivors.

What about the other half of those slain that don’t go to Valhalla? They are taken to Fólkvangr – a meadow or field ruled over by the goddess Freyja. Freyja is the Norse goddess associated with love, sex, beauty, fertility, gold, war, and death.

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The earliest Norse references to the Valkyrie described them as dark angels of death that soared above the battlefield. Later Norse references described them as virgins with snowy white skin, golden hair and plush wings.

Screaming for Vengence

Valkyrie were susceptible to capture if caught on earth without their wings…

Sienna - Tears of the Gods 4 v2 (Tribal House Warming Gift)

Like most of my digital art galleries, I will continue adding to this one when the muses lead me here again.

I have more digital art galleries available here: Digital Art

References:

http://mythicalrealm.com/legends/valkyries.html

Valkyries

http://lostgirl.wikia.com/wiki/Valkyrie

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnarök

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freyja

12 thoughts on “Digital Art – Valkyrie

  1. […] The Valkyrie of Norse mythology. For more images and a brief backgrounder, check out my digital art gallery – The Valkyrie  […]

  2. Valhalla or Folkvangr, I know which one I’d choose. Where would you go?

    1. Hmmm, I think I would like for you to join me in Valhalla. There, a lady such as yourself, would be able to touch and wrap your hands around the hammer of the gods… Not a reason for going of course, just a moment to savor and hold close during the journey… Plus, there will be so many men in need of your attention 🔥

      1. Maybe I read the description wrong! Lol… afraid I’m better suited for Meadows and endless afternoon delights😘I’m sure you’ll find the appropriate break between battles to come down for an hour or two.

        1. I wonder if you were disappointed the Valkyrie didn’t have a bigger roll in the last Thor. I would have loved to see more of her/ them.

          1. I was 😕I had already completed these pieces and the scene of them attacking on the winged horses with their capes flying behind them made me realize I needed to workup a new vision of the Valkyrie. It would have been fun for them to dive a little deeper into the lore though and have them make a better showing.

        2. With your frolicking in the meadows, those breaks will have to last for several hours…I will have worked up quite an appetite ☺️🔥

          1. I like you coming down all sweaty and worn out! It will make the hide and seek through the forest last longer.😛

  3. Damn! That’s one hell of a house warming gift. 😈

    1. I think the entire tribe will be very appreciative 😈 I hadn’t planned on going there with an image but the whole “vulnerable to capture without wings” sparked a few naughty fantasies… 🔥

      1. Oh, there are more then a few naughty fantasies going on with these images. 😈thank you for that! 😘

        1. Mmmm, I have always loved your naughty mind and sweet playful ways 😘

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