᛫ᛁᚬᚱᛘᚢᚾᚴᛅᚾᛏᛦ᛫Jörmungandr᛫

Jörmungandr, the midgard serpent. This child of Loki has been cast out into the sea by Odin, the Allfather. There it grew to such a giant size, that it span all around the seas of midgard, biting its own tail.
It still is the sworn enemy of Thor and they will meet for a final battle on Ragnarök.

Inscription:
᛬ᚵᛂᚿᚵᚱ᛫ᛁᚿ᛫ᛘᛅᚱᛁ᛫ᛘᚯᚵᚱ᛫ᚼᛚᚯᚦᚤᚿᛁᛆᚱ᛫ᚿᛂᛕᚱ᛫ᛆᚠ᛫ᚿᛆᚦᚱᛁ᛫ᚿᛁᚦᛋ᛫ᚮᚴᚢᛁᚦᚿᚢᛘ᛫ᛘᚢᚿᚢ᛫ᚼᛆᛚᛁᚱ᛫ᛆᛚᛁᚱ᛫ᚼᛂᛁᛘᛋᛐᚯᛑ᛫ᚱᚤᚦᛁᛆ᛫ᛂᚱ᛫ᛆᚠ᛫ᛘᚮᚦᛁ᛫ᛑᚱᛂᛕᚱ᛫ᛘᛁᚦᚵᛆᚱᚦᛋ᛫ᚢᛂᚢᚱ᛬

Gengr inn mæri mögr Hlöðynjar
neppr af naðri níðs ókvíðnum;
munu halir allir heimstöð ryðja,
er af móði drepr Miðgarðs véurr.

Now goeth Hlödyn’s | glorious son
Not in flight from the Serpent, | of fear unheeding;
All the earth’s offspring | must empty the homesteads,
When furiously smiteth | Midgard’s defender.

I tried to create something that looks like a runestone here. Now most runestones were errected in memory of dead family or friends, yet there are a few that were errected to tell a story.


᛬ᛏᛁᛚ᛫ᛆᚱᛋ᛫ᚮᚴ᛫ᚠᚱᛁᚦᛆᚱ᛬

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᛫ᛒᛆᚱᚾ᛫ᛚᚢᚴᛆ᛫Loki’s᛫Children᛫

Fenrir, the monstrous wolf, bound by deceit.
Jörmungandr, the giant midgard serpent spanning rhe whole world.
Hel, the queen of the realm of death, Helheim.
All of them are the offspring of the trickster god Loki and will accompany him to the last war, to Ragnarök.

Inscription:
᛬ᛒᛆᚱᚾ᛫ᛚᚢᚴᛆ᛬
Bǫrn Loka
Born by Loki/Loki’s Offspring


᛬ᛏᛁᛚ᛫ᛆᚱᛋ᛫ᚮᚴ᛫ᚠᚱᛁᚦᛆᚱ᛬

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᛫ᚴᛆᛚᛒᛁᛆ᛫Kaelpie᛫

Kealpies are shapeshifting spirits inhabiting the lakes and lochs of Scotland. They take the form of horses, inviting lone wanderers to ride them and then the Kaelpie drowns them.

Inscription:
ᚴᛆᛚᛒᛁᛆ
Kælbia
Kaelpie

᛬ᛏᛁᛚ᛫ᛆᚱᛋ᛫ᚮᚴ᛫ᚠᚱᛁᚦᛆᚱ᛬

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᛫ᚼᚢᚴᛁᚾ᛫ᛘᚢᚾᛁᚾ᛫Hugin᛫Munin᛫

Hugin and Munin, the raven companions of Odin, the Allfather. They fly throughout the nine realms and return by night to tell the Allfather the tidings of the worlds. Their names mean “Thought” and “Memory”, representatives of knowledge, which Odins seeks by any means necessary.

Inscription:
ᚼᚢᚴᛁᚾ ᛘᚢᚾᛁᚾ
Hugin Munin

᛬ᛏᛁᛚ᛫ᛆᚱᛋ᛫ᚮᚴ᛫ᚠᚱᛁᚦᛆᚱ᛬

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᛫ᚴᚱᛆᛘᛦ᛫Gramr᛫

Gramr, or called Balmung in the “Nibelungenlied”, was a magic sword forged for the hero Sigurd, from the broken parts of his fathers sword. He used this blade to defeat the dragon Fafner.

Inscription:
᛬ᚴᚱᛆᛘᛦ᛫ᛁᛋ᛫ᚠᛆᚠᚾᛁ᛫ᚢᚱᛘᛁᚾ᛫ᛏᚱᛆᛒ᛬
Kramr es fafni urmin trab
Gramr was the death of dragon Fafner

᛬ᛏᛁᛚ᛫ᛆᚱᛋ᛫ᚮᚴ᛫ᚠᚱᛁᚦᛆᚱ᛬

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᛫ᚠᛖᚾᚱᛁᚱ᛫Fenrir᛫

A son of Loki, the trickster god, Fenrir was deceived by the gods of Asgard and ended up trapped by dwarven-made chain. One day he will break free and will aid his father to bring the final war…

᛬ᚱᚨᚷᚾᚨᚱᛟᚲ᛬

Ragnarök!

Inscription:
᛬ᚠᛂᚾᚱᛁᛋᚢᛚᚠᚱ᛫ᚢᚦᛁᚾᛋ᛫ᛒᛆᚾᛁ᛬
Fenrisulfr Uðins bani
Fenriswolf Odins bane


᛬ᛏᛁᛚ᛫ᛆᚱᛋ᛫ᚮᚴ᛫ᚠᚱᛁᚦᛆᚱ᛬

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First Post/Blog Info

This blog will primarily serve as my digital portfolio for my artwork.

Most of my art is inspired by historical art styles, used by scandinavians from around 750 a.d. to 1050 a.d., the infamous Viking-age, which I use to illustrate mythological creatures and figures from old norse and germanic legends.
While my pieces of art should not be considered authentic, as I reserve myself a fair bit of artistic freedom in my art, I do use and recreate details and characteristics from the diverse historic art styles. They were named after the locations where they were found on a variety of archeaological relics.
I do also do my very best to deliver as accurate as possible translations for the runic inscriptions often included in my art.


᛬ᛏᛁᛚ᛫ᛆᚱᛋ᛫ᚮᚴ᛫ᚠᚱᛁᚦᛆᚱ᛬

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