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Gna and Hofvarpnir


Gná and Hófvarpnir

Pheme & Pegasus


Made for the Last Challenge of 2017, hosted by ManipulateThis 


THEME: Tints of white and grey, using the required Stock Images.

Skill Level: 
Novitiate, Beginner, Level 2

Required Stock: Denoted with an Asterisk *.

Due Date: January 7th, 2018


And, Once Upon A December, hosted by Stewed-Tomatoes


Theme: Remember December…

Required Stock: Snow PNG, by Lora-Vysotskaya [Denoted with **]

Video:  Elsa & Anna - Once Upon a December

"Once Upon a December" is a song, by Liz Calloway, from the 1997 Fox Animation Studios film Anastasia.

The song was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.[1]

Chorus: On the wind, 'cross the sea, sing this song and remember/
Soon you'll be home with me, once upon a December”

Due Date: December 31st, 2017



Gná is a goddess, in Norse mythology, who runs errands throughout  Midgard and the Other Worlds,  riding the flying horse Hófvarpnir, and bringing the stories of what is going on in the worlds to the goddess Frigg.

Gná has been equated with Pheme [Fame], in Greek mythology, who repeats everything she learns, similar to Fama [Rumour], in Roman mythology.

In the same way, the Ravens Huginn and Muninn, bring Odin information from Midgard and the Other Worlds.

While Odin’s Raven’s “Thought” and “Memory” are famous, it’s not as widely known that Odin also had a Magpie , Lopt, from the Old Norse for “Air”, who informed Wodan of all the Fake News and lies being told in Midgard and the Other Worlds.*

[*Actually, I just made that up. –cat…]


Hófvarpnir, in Norse mythology, is a flying horse, like Pegasus and other Winged horses.


Thanks to all the Stock Artists.



Gná: [Pheme]

White Fairy - Stock and *White Fairy - Stock*, by MariaAmanda

Model/makeup/hair/edit: Maria Amanda

Photographer: Helle Gry

Jewelry by The Rogue + The Wolf:…

Dress by ONEofONE by Maibritt Kokholm:…

* HQ Angel Wings Render, by Requiem-K *

Wing PNG 1, by EveLivesey


Hófvarpnir: [Pegasus]

* White stallion rear 2, by xxMysteryStockxx *

 *HQ Angel Wings Render, by Requiem-K *

Wing PNG 1, by EveLivesey



Foggy Winter028, by effing-stock

Snow Covered Fence, by simfonic



** Snow PNG, by Lora-Vysotskaya **

Snow Bush 02, by BrokenWing3dStock

Snow Bush 01, by BrokenWing3dStock

Winter Tree 14, by BrokenWing3dStock

Winter Tree 9, by BrokenWing3dStock

Winter Tree 15, by BrokenWing3dStock

Winter Tree 13, by BrokenWing3dStock

Winter Tree 12, by BrokenWing3dStock

Other Resources:

* White Angel Wings - Fractal, by mkbrouse *

Moon Png, by TinaLouiseUk

Bird Stock 18, by Colourize-Stock

wild geese flying - goose - stock 2, by AStoKo


Autodesk-Sketchbook Pro and 7

PSE10- Photoshop Elements 10


Asus EP121B Eee Slate

Wacom Tablet



Elsa & Anna - Once Upon a December

Winter Overnight At The Bug Out Camp


Listening to:

Demi Lovato - Remember December

Jerry Orbach - Try to Remember (1982)



Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard:  trilogy[1] of fantasy novels written by Rick Riordan, based on Norse mythology.

It is set in the same universe and shares characters with the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles, and The Kane Chronicles series. 


Curious Quotes:

“Fame is a fickle food set upon a shifting plate.”

-Emily Dickenson


“Children preserve our fame after our death.”


“Deep in December our hearts should remember then follow…” from “Try to Remember”, written by Tom Jones, first performed by Jerry Orbach, in the The Fantasticks (1960).


“We live, as long as people remember our stories.”


We’re all stories, in the end.


Keep warm…



N.B. - Environment Canada has issued a “Cold Weather Alert”, for extremely frigid temperatures, due to an Arctic Air Mass.

-30*C for the rest of the week. Currently -36*C, with Wind Chill.

 Demi Lovato - Stone Cold (Official Video)


Ice Station Zebra - Trailer #2b

 Howard Hughes reportedly watched Ice Station Zebra hundreds of times.[11] 


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