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Spaekona

 Odin and The Wise Women [The Vala/ Seers]

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Notes:

Spáekona [völva] are seers and shaman in Norse mythology.

Odin, in Norse mythology, is the Chief of the Gods, associated with wisdom; and, the husband of the goddess Frigg.

Frigg lives in Fensalir and is associated with foreknowledge.

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This was made for the MYTHOLOGY NORSE Contest, hosted by majesticARTS

:iconmajesticarts:

Due Date: March 10th,  2018

Guidelines: Original work inspired by Norse Mythology; Photomanipulations, mixed media, paintings, or drawings; in the theme of Norse Mythology,  from Völuspá and Yggdrasil  to Ragnarok.
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Memo:

This completes the cycle of Norse Mythology pieces starting with Gna and Hofvarpnir, for the Last Challenge of 2017, hosted by ManipulateThis; and,  Once Upon A December, hosted by Stewed-Tomatoes

And, carried on in Racing Rumour Through Jotunheimr, for the LET IT SNOW ! * WINTER CONTEST*, hosted by the World-of-Art-Kingdom.
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Notes: 

Norse Mythology is the mythology of the North Germanic people stemming from Norse paganism and Scandinavian folklore.-------------------

Update:

Feb. 25th, some of the elements needed updated, before March 10th Due Date. 
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Thanks to all the Stock Artists, Sponsors, and Everyone.

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Resources:

Frigg: The wife of Odin, associated with foreknowledge, in Norse mythology, and Friday (etymologically "Frīgg's day"); similar to Isis and Hera.

Authentic Viking Maiden Portrait Pack, by mizzd-stock

Authentic Viking Maiden 2, by mizzd-stock  [Memo: Homemade authentic Viking clothing, from own tablet weaving, [link].

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Odin: The Chief God in Norse mythology, associated with wisdom, healing, and the runic alphabet, and consort of Frigg.

2015-09-19 Cloak n Staff 39, by skydancer-stock

Piratey Stuff png stock, by Mom-EsPeace

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Spáekona: A female shaman and seer in Norse religion and Norse mythology.

She had immense authority; and, charged well for her services.[11]

Old School pack 2, by lockstock

Can't stop 2, by almudena-stock

Torn 1, by almudena-stock

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Fenrir:  a monstrous wolf in Norse mythology, whose release is part of Ragnarök, at the end of the world; before the world is renewed.

White Wolf, by ITSDura

Wild animal 303 - White wolf, by Momotte2stocks

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Sif: The wife of Thor and mother of Þrúðr and Ullr. She is a goddess associated with earth, famous for her golden hair .

On These Endless Fields 5, by Jaymasee

On These Endless Fields 7, by Jaymasee

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Þrúðr: The daughter of Sif and Thor , from Old Norse for "strength"[1] 

Sigrid 05, by Grinmir-stock

Model & Photographer: Marie (*Grinmir

Costume: Leather Breastplate: La bouthique de l'histoire 

Dress: ArmStreet 

Sword: Histophile 

Scabbard, Belt, Dagger Sheath & Torc: Rêves d'Acier 

Gauntlets: Atelier de Sherwood via Les étoffes de Camelot 

Penannular Brooch: The jelling dragon 

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Eir: From Old Norse for "help”, or “mercy"[1] is a goddess and/or valkyrie associated with medical skill.

Eir has been compared to the Greek goddess Hygieia.

Lady Iliana 6, by PirateLotus-Stock

Maid Marian 6, by PirateLotus-Stock

Outtakes: PirateLotus-Stock was originally cast as Þrúðr, using AilinStock Co-op 22, Photographer: ~AilinStock 

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 Geri and Freki: Two wolves that accompany Odin. Their names meaning "Ravenous" and "Hungry" .

MNZ 134, by CastleGraphics

Wolf Pose 31, by landkeks-stock

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Sleipnir From Old Norse  for "slippy,"[1] [2] is an eight-legged horse ridden by Odin. The offspring of Loki and Svaðilfari.

white horse stock 10, by Aestivall-Stock

white arabian 1, by venomxbaby

White stallion mini rear, by xxMysteryStockxx

White stallion rear 2, by xxMysteryStockxx

White stallion rear 1, by xxMysteryStockxx

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Gná: In Norse mythology, Gná is a goddess who runs errands in other worlds for the goddess Frigg and riding the flying, horse Hófvarpnir, similar to Fama from Roman mythology.

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

Model/makeup/hair/edit: Maria Amanda

Photographer: Helle Gry

Jewelry by The Rogue + The Wolf: www.facebook.com/RogueAndWolf?…

Dress by ONEofONE by Maibritt Kokholm: www.facebook.com/oneofonebymai…

HQ Angel Wings Render, by Requiem-K

Wing PNG 1, by EveLivesey

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Hófvarpnir:  Is the flying horse,  ridden by Gná.

White stallion lunge/jump, by xxMysteryStockxx

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Huginn and Muninn: From Old Norse "thought"[1] and Muninn "memory"[2][3], they are two ravens who fly all over Midgard and the worlds, to tell Odin what’s happening.

STOCK Raven Flying (with Alpha Layer), by netzephyr

STOCK Common Raven Flying (with Alpha Layer), by netzephyr

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Lopti the Magpie:  From Old Norse for “Air”, the Magpie gathers all the bits of gossip, RumoursFake News and lies throughout  Midgard and the Other Worlds, to tell Odin and Frigg. [Actually, my own Original Character/Myth.]

Cut-out stock PNG 111 - flying magpie, by Momotte2stocks

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Mjölnir Pendant:  The hammer of Thor [11]

Mjollnir PNG Files by CD-STOCK, by CD-STOCK

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Wings:

Stock 333: swan wings 3, by AlzirrSwanheartStock

Dual Wings White - Med. PNG, by Thy-Darkest-Hour

White Angel Wings - Fractal, by mkbrouse

HQ Angel Wings Render, by Requiem-K

Wing PNG 1, by EveLivesey

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Yggdrasil the World Tree:  an immense ash tree. The mythical tree connects the nine worlds in Norse cosmology.

RockStocks 4529, by RockStocks

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Valkyries: The Valkyrie, from the Old Norse “valkyrja” for "chooser of the slain", are the host of female deities who choose those from the battlefields, who survive, or who go to Valhalla and Fólkvangr.

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Reginleif  the Valkyrie: Daughter of the Gods[26]

Eowyn - Stock, by Miss-REdreaming

jeanne darc - stock, by Miss-REdreaming

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Geirönul the Valkyrie: Magic-Spear-Guard:

Female Viking, by Angelic-Obscura

Model and Costume: Kim B., from RedZoneFandom

Photographer: Dan A., @ www.facebook.com/danallersphot…

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Hjörþrimul the Valkyrie: "Sword Wielder," from Old Norse hjörr, for "sword" and þrima  for "battle, noise"[18]

20170508-20, by GPARTStock

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Brynhildr the Valkyrie:shieldmaiden, “Battle Bright” [6]

Alanna74, by faestock

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Other Valkyrie:

Nili Tribal 4a, by jagged-eye

Lee Warrior 7a, by jagged-eye, Model: Lee Fisher

Classic Fantasy Maiden 2, by mizzd-stock

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The Valkyrie’s Mounts:

white horse stock 4, by Aestivall-Stock

white horse stock 10, by Aestivall-Stock

White stallion rear 1, by xxMysteryStockxx

White stallion mini rear, by xxMysteryStockxx

White stallion rear 2, by xxMysteryStockxx

White stallion lunge/jump, by xxMysteryStockxx

White stallion canter 2, by xxMysteryStockxx

Andalusian Stock 1, by xxMysteryStockxx

Andalusian Stock, by xxMysteryStockxx

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Other Vikings:

Nelli Warrior-3774, by jagged-eye, Model: Nelli

Jodi Dragon Staff Girl 7, by FantasyStock

Tatiana Warrior 023, by jagged-eye

Zelene1, by magikstock

Sigrid 03, by Grinmir-stock

Alanna, by faestock

STOCK_Warrior Princess.4, by Bellastanyer-STOCK

STOCK_Warrior Princess, by Bellastanyer-STOCK

Zelene1, by magikstock

jeanne darc - stock, by Miss-REdreaming

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Runes & Rune Stones: Runes are letters in alphabets used from 150 B.C.E. to 1100 C.E., in Northern Europe.

Runes 02 by CD-STOCK, by CD-STOCK

Viking Stone 03 CD-STOCK, by CD-STOCK

Glowing runes, by Morkai90

Stone pile, by dani221

Pointy Rock PNG, by EveLivesey

Rock PNG, by EveLivesey

Runestone 2, by dierat-stock

Runestone 4, by dierat-stock

Runestone 7, by dierat-stock

Runestone 8, by dierat-stock

Runestone 3, by dierat-stock

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Menhir CD-STOCK Contest Donation Premium Stock, by CD-STOCK

[For Video Killed The Radio Star, for the Living Multimedia - Contest, hosted by THE3-ContestEvents.]

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Bifröst: Rainbow Bridge between Midgard and Asgard, guarded by Heimdallr

Rainbow Opacity 50 Stock, by AStoKo

Rainbow, by TinaLouiseUk

Rainbow PNG, by RMS-OLYMPIC

PNG RAINBOW, by Moonglowlilly

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Backgrounds:

Norway landscape stock 11, by GrayeyesStock

Norway landscape stock 6, by GrayeyesStock

Norway landscape stock 10, by GrayeyesStock

Stock Image 21, by Neaye

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Other Viking Resources:

Trelleborgen 06 CD-STOCK, by CD-STOCK

Viking-Sword by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Ancient 25_quaddles, by quaddles

Sheepskin Man Stock, by Ghost-Rebel-Stock

Long boat, by wintersmagicstock

Vikings' ship, by Dracona666STOCK

Vikingstock 057, by VikingStock

stock horn, by elisafox-stock

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Other Resources:

Prize BG 8, by Mom-EsPeace: a prize for Mistletoe?, which won 1st Prize, in the Santa Darling Contest, hosted by Spicy-Manips

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Stones 3, by Jean52

cauldron png halloween stock, by adivawoman

Stock 14 - old house, by gri3v3r-stock

Fur Stock, by sugarpoultry

Teardrop Solitaire Necklace Png Stock (updated), by Mom-EsPeace

Blue Gem Choker with Chain png stock, by Mom-EsPeace

Blanket Texture, by The-Auteur-Stock

Stock - Black flying birds, by Jassy2012

Tronc PNG, by Jean52

Helmet with snake and wings by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Roman oil lamps, by YBsilon-Stock

cauldron, by Ecathe

Smoke Bomb Stock White Plume 0012 Mushroom Cloud, by annamae22

Big Lens And Optical Flare Collection, by daWIIZ

Smoke And Haze Cloud Light Cover Stock Photo Png, by annamae22

Transparent Cloud Stock 01, by FrostBo

Precut Cloud 3 Png Stock (updated), by Mom-EsPeace

Cloud, by TinaLouiseUk

Sky Stock 07, by msfowle

Sky, by TinaLouiseUk

Sky Stock 03, by msfowle

Parchment Rocks Stock Pack, by LeonaWindrider

White Angel Wings - Fractal, by mkbrouse

Moon Png, by TinaLouiseUk

Sky, by TinaLouiseUk

Sky Stock 05, by msfowle

Stone Wall, by TinaLouiseUk

Fire 12, by Confussed-Stock

Flame, by TinaLouiseUk

Candle Flame PNG STOCK, by KarahRobinson-Art

Texture 257, by Malleni-Stock

Sunset Stock 2, by Idle-Emma-Stock

Sunset, by TinaLouiseUk

Fire, by TinaLouiseUk

Flame, by TinaLouiseUk

gold coins, by darkadathea

Sky, by TinaLouiseUk

gold and wood chalice, by darkadathea

old parchments, by darkadathea

some coins, by darkadathea

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Software:

Autodesk-Sketchbook Pro and 7

PSE10- Photoshop Elements 10

Hardware:

Asus EP121B Eee Slate

Wacom Tablet

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Inspiration:

Odin consults a völva, in “Odin and the Völva”, by Lorenz Frølich (1895)

-Illustrations for Nordens Guder (Nordic Gods) by Adam Oehlenschläger, 1885.

-Illustrations for Den Ældre Eddas Gudesange by Karl Gjellerup, 1895.

Tapestries Dagmar Olrik and her crew spent 18 years creating  for the Copenhagen's City Hall, based on Lorenz Frølich’s work.[1][2]-------------------------

Memo:

Given the epic mythological theme, it seemed a good chance to try to create mural sized piece, based on Lorenz Frølich’s  work from 1885. And, 1895.

A scene like this takes so long and strain on the computer, this was the first time I tried something quite like it, since Rocket Robin Hood Rescues Marion From the Castle and And, In The End- Of The Beginning.

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Listening to:

Beowulf - A hero comes home (Idina Menzel)

From Beowulf [2007] Loosely based on the Old English epic poem Beowulf [8th – 11th Century]

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Watching:

Ragnarok: Twilight of the Gods  [A nice summary]

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Story of Beowulf

Animated Epics: BEOWULF (1998) TV Movie [360p] HQ - Classic animation

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“No one is a total fool, if he knows when to hold his tongue.”

~Grettir’s Saga, c.88

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“Wisdom is welcome wherever it comes from.”

~Bandamanna Saga, c.10

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Odin and Frigg foresee Ragnarok: the end of the world and humanity, before their Renaissance, with Líf and Lífþrasir;[28]

But, still keep trying.

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As my Mum often said, “There’s always something to look forward to.”

-Cat…

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Addendum:

I can’t help but hear Die Walküre-The Ride of the Valkyries, as Julie Nesrallah, the host of CBC Radio 2’s Tempo said, in her introduction, “Terrible man; Great Music”.

In the few weeks, I've learned of friends and friends of friends, who have succumb to disease, and disabling conditions, and, most tragically, the escalating costs of health care;

Hopefully, the Valkyrie took them to Fólkvangr [the Blessed Fields], rather than Valhalla, with the einherjar(Old Norse “Fighters”[1]);

They’ve already fought their battles and deserve some rest, if there is any to be had, in the worlds.

-Cat…

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SkyPotatoFire's avatar
Oh this is so cool.
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Incredible details, thank you so much for including my stock
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thanks for using my stock. that's an amazing artwork!
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Viking  Thanks. Thor Redesign 
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GREAT job, Cat!!!
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Viking Thanks you. :thanks:-  ves heill  [Old Norse- Cheers!] Freya Emote +incomplete+ 
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Wonderful! Has a classic painting sort of feel to it
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Thank you. Da Vinci Fella (Artists) Hopefully the end of the world will have some style.
And, not just some idiot hitting the wrong button. :facepalm: 
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This is a fantastic culmination of what you've learned over the past year. Great job! I'm so proud of you!! :hug:.
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Thank you.:happy: I'm very pleased with how this turned out. 
 Eric the Viking EmoteNo wonder Vikings are always singing. :opera: 
-A friend says mead is the best thing- ever!
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Very nice classical feel, Cat!!
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Thank you. Thor  
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Wonderful work! Looks like a painting. Well done!!
Thank you for using my stock :heart: and good luck in the challenge!
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Gorgeous, and so many details!

Thank you so much for using my stock; I'm glad it's perfect for you!
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Thanks. Lily's Rainbow Box The Rainbow Bridge always makes me think of this song by IZ
Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole
 
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Absolutely, and oh, I love that song!
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Thank you. Viking 
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