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The Norns by CassiopeiaArt The Norns by CassiopeiaArt
This is my entry for the ever so talented Dianaes "Gods, godesses and mythology" contest. :heart: A close-up version here cassiopeiaart.deviantart.com/a…

I've spent a number of days on this piece, not getting it right until today. I knew when I saw the contest that i wanted to do something from the Norse mythology since I've always found it very fascinating. When looking for ideas I came across the beautiful stock models in faestocks gallery and I instantly knew that I would have to do the Norns. I was aiming for a quite dark, frightening look but I still wanted the norns to be hot and beautiful... Like dangerously attractive, they hold your life in their hands, you better treat them well!! :devilish: ( All done in photoshop)

The Norns, also called the Three Weird Sisters are three godesses part of the Norse mythology. In my own language they are called "nornorna" and they are the Godesses of Faith. They live at the roots of the world tree Yggdrasil where they guard the Well of Faith while they are spinning the threads of life. Every human has a life thread that the norns control, they decide when it's time to cut it off and thereby end that particular persons life. They also decide if your life thread will be crooked and torn ( gives a hard life of suffering) or if its a sturdy, smooth thread (which gives an easy and enriching life ) and they also decide which other peoples threads will interact with yours. They are the ones deciding your faith before you are even born!

Thank you to these fantastic stockists:
:iconfaestock: for the models faestock.deviantart.com/art/De… faestock.deviantart.com/art/De… faestock.deviantart.com/art/De…
:iconrogue-stock: for the tree rogue-stock.deviantart.com/art…
:iconsetenay: for the big skull in the back setenay.deviantart.com/art/sto…
:iconalastock: for the skulls on the ground alastock.deviantart.com/art/09… alastock.deviantart.com/art/09… alastock.deviantart.com/art/sk…
:iconthejader: for the well thejader.deviantart.com/art/Ol…
:iconcastock: (myself) for the cave castock.deviantart.com/art/Sta…

My art is NOT stock. You do NOT have my permission to use my artworks for anything other than reposting it UN-EDITED with full credit to Cathrine Langwagen and a link back to my website www.cassiopeiaart.com by the image if you do. My art is NOT in the public domain, it is copyrighted to me Cathrine ( or Katrine / Kat ) P. Langwagen and I reserve all rights to distribute, modify, post or sell my artworks. If you want to use my artworks for any project or business idea you may have, you have to purchase a licence from me. Please contact me at info@cassiopeiaart.com to discuss this with me.

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lumberlung Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Writer
This is a wonderful depiction of the Norns. They're so often portrayed as being all but human, but, here, you've make them something akin to human and yet otherworldly.
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind comment :aww:
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leere42 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very excellent work!
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:iconcassiopeiaart:
CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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CardboardIndia Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love this!
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:iconcassiopeiaart:
CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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Celestialhost Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Great picture.
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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Thorskegga Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconcassiopeiaart:
CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
Every beautiful photo
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:iconcassiopeiaart:
CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
your welcome
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DailyBird Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very, very well done! I applaud your skill!
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thanks so much :thanks:
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DailyBird Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, dear!
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NokturnaMortum Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work !
I have a big interest in this kind of stuff
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :thanks:
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jmgardecki Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
I love it!!!! Great job incorporatiing all the elements of this Norse myth ^^
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:iconcassiopeiaart:
CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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inewport Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Artist
this is fabulous! Great use of stock! Beautiful work!
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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Alfihara Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
och så ser jag nu att du också är svensk :)
kram! :hug:
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Alfihara Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
oh! i'm just about to start a piece on the norns as well :) and i really :heart: yours!! i'm even thinking of using the same model too, though different pics!!
you really got all the elements in there and i love the way you've done the threads. was that painting yourself?

anyway, well done! and i hope i finish mine... :O
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Tack snälla du för dina fina ord. Och ja, trådarna målade jag med en tunn pensel i photoshop för att få dem så där varierande :nod: Lycka till med ditt arbete, ska bli spännande att se vad du får ihop :hug:
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xayide-ragnarok Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist
nice, very good job
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :heart:
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svet-svet Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Your wonderful art is featured in my journal [link]
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so much, that means a lot :hug: :heart:
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FenneArts Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the idea and mood of this one. Very creative and great work :love:
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I might go back to this one and change a few things, but it was fun doing this kind of scene :nod: :heart:
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FenneArts Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure :hug:
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edennforever Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE IT!
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thank you :hug:
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edennforever Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.
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ArtOfMusic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
Fantastiskt vackert! Jag tycker att du verkligen har lyckats med vad du velat få fram med nonrnorna :)

Jag hoppas verkligen att du vinner tvlingen! :clap:
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Tack snälla :bow: Fast tävlingen är över och jag kom inte ens till första utvalet, haha. Men den var kul att göra ändå!! Det var en annan svensk som vann dock, med en jättefin tavla med en huldra! :nod:

Tack för favven :heart:
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ArtOfMusic Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Ingen orsak!:clap:
:O där ser man vad som händer med många skickligt gjorda bidrag! :) Ska se om jag kan hitta vinnar bidraget :nod:
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Här är länken! [link] :heart: Bidragen till dn tävlingen var helt otroligt snygga!
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ArtOfMusic Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Tack så mycket!
Ja jag såg det :O Och din tävling verkar få lika fina bidrag! :)
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Thedrau Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Absolutely amazing!! Being norse pagan and someone who has worked closely with the Norns for 14 years now I love this so very very much!!!
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so glad you like it :hug: They have always fascinated me so when the chance came up to try and portray them; beautiful yet very powerful I couldn't resist makign them a bit seductive and dangerous looking too :heart: Thank you so much for faving too :boogie:
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XkY Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Nice manip ^^.
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :thanks:
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Iribel Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
I have featured this wonderful piece in my journal. You can see it here -> [link] Please send me a note if you'd rather not be featured. Many thanks for the great art! :heart: :blackrose:
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:boogie: :hug: Wow, thank you so much!!! :love:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi :wave:
just to let you know that I've featured your great work in my journal:
[link]
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jeanskitty Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
Good take on the moiraie!
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :thanks:
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cdoggstatus Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
This is so awesome! Everything fits together so perfectly in it. I love it!
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