skadisdottir:

Muspelheim!
Now I’m determined to finish these…

skadisdottir:

Muspelheim!

Now I’m determined to finish these…

skadisdottir:

Niflheim

skadisdottir:

Niflheim

tatteredbanners:

(go here to see the full size image http://feliciacano.deviantart.com/art/Perun-versus-Veles-61823460?q=boost%3Apopular%20slavic%20god&qo=13 )
Slavic thunder god Perun in battle with the god of the underworld Veles.
You can really see the parallels between these deities and Thor/Jörmungandr

tatteredbanners:

(go here to see the full size image http://feliciacano.deviantart.com/art/Perun-versus-Veles-61823460?q=boost%3Apopular%20slavic%20god&qo=13 )

Slavic thunder god Perun in battle with the god of the underworld Veles.

You can really see the parallels between these deities and Thor/Jörmungandr

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loveoflopt:

surfroof:

I want to believe that Loki felt bad imprisoning Sigyn in her duty to help ease his pain, but I don’t think he ever really cared about her. : (

He cares for her greatly, possibly above all others but he has a big family and I wouldn’t go that far. And he didn’t imprison her, Sigyn chose of her own volition to stay there- nothing bound her there but love for her husband. She could leave at any moment if she desired, but chose not to and stuck to that choice even though nothing bound her to it but her own will. That is her strength and teaching- the ability to perservere through tremendous difficulty to help the ones you love.
I have great respect for her. She has an amazing and quiet strength.

First off, thank you loveoflopt. Emphasis mine. 
Let’s just go ahead and lay down the facts, here:
Loki:
Imprisoned, bound with the entrails of one of His children by Sigyn.
Arguably, the death of Baldr is intended as a tactic to keep Him somewhere safe until Ragnarok is said and done, thus helping preserve the line of the Gods into the new worlds.
Sigyn:
Lost EVERYTHING, whereas Frigga only lost her sons (didn’t lose Her tribe, didn’t lose Her home. She didn’t lose Her support network). 
Went with the last thing She really had, which was Her husband. 
She is not a ‘beaten wife,’ allegory. She could have very well stayed with the Aesir, since She’s part of their tribe. But She went with Her husband because He was all She had left. 

loveoflopt:

surfroof:

I want to believe that Loki felt bad imprisoning Sigyn in her duty to help ease his pain, but I don’t think he ever really cared about her. : (

He cares for her greatly, possibly above all others but he has a big family and I wouldn’t go that far. And he didn’t imprison her, Sigyn chose of her own volition to stay there- nothing bound her there but love for her husband. She could leave at any moment if she desired, but chose not to and stuck to that choice even though nothing bound her to it but her own will. That is her strength and teaching- the ability to perservere through tremendous difficulty to help the ones you love.

I have great respect for her. She has an amazing and quiet strength.

First off, thank you loveoflopt. Emphasis mine. 

Let’s just go ahead and lay down the facts, here:

Loki:

  • Imprisoned, bound with the entrails of one of His children by Sigyn.
  • Arguably, the death of Baldr is intended as a tactic to keep Him somewhere safe until Ragnarok is said and done, thus helping preserve the line of the Gods into the new worlds.

Sigyn:

  • Lost EVERYTHING, whereas Frigga only lost her sons (didn’t lose Her tribe, didn’t lose Her home. She didn’t lose Her support network). 
  • Went with the last thing She really had, which was Her husband. 
  • She is not a ‘beaten wife,’ allegory. She could have very well stayed with the Aesir, since She’s part of their tribe. But She went with Her husband because He was all She had left. 

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fuckyeahvikingsandcelts:

Thor & The Midgard Serpent

Hither there comes the son of Hlothyn,
The bright snake gapes to heaven above;
… … . .
Against the serpent goes Othin’s son.
In anger smites the warder of earth,—
Forth from their homes must all men flee;—
Nine paces fares the son of Fjorgyn,
And, slain by the serpent, fearless he sinks.

fuckyeahvikingsandcelts:

Thor & The Midgard Serpent

Hither there comes the son of Hlothyn,

The bright snake gapes to heaven above;

… … . .

Against the serpent goes Othin’s son.

In anger smites the warder of earth,—

Forth from their homes must all men flee;—

Nine paces fares the son of Fjorgyn,

And, slain by the serpent, fearless he sinks.

inebriatedpony:

bad-mojo:

fuckyeahvikingsandcelts:

Draugr Rising by ~Replicaa
A draugr is a corporeal undead, from the Norse Mythology. Draugrs were believed to live in the graves of dead vikings, being the body of the dead.

Hey inebriatedpony, you made this, right?
This is really ace!

Holy fuck, I did make that! This is awesome!

And this is why I tell people - cut the nails of your dead, damn it.

inebriatedpony:

bad-mojo:

fuckyeahvikingsandcelts:

Draugr Rising by ~Replicaa

A draugr is a corporeal undead, from the Norse Mythology. Draugrs were believed to live in the graves of dead vikings, being the body of the dead.

Hey inebriatedpony, you made this, right?

This is really ace!

Holy fuck, I did make that! This is awesome!

And this is why I tell people - cut the nails of your dead, damn it.

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ragnarocknroll:

I don’t know about you, but this is what I want my god to look like. 

ragnarocknroll:

I don’t know about you, but this is what I want my god to look like.