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Valkyrie

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In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain") is one of a host of female figures who decide who will die in battle. The valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin, where the deceased warriors become einherjar. There, when the einherjar are not preparing for the events of Ragnarök, the valkyries bear them mead. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens, and sometimes connected to swans.

Valkyries are attested in the Poetic Edda, a book of poems compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources; the Prose Edda and Heimskringla, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, and Njáls saga, a Saga of Icelanders also written in the 13th century. They appear throughout the poetry of skalds, in a 14th century charm, and in various runic inscriptions.

The Old English cognate terms wælcyrge and wælcyrie appear in several Old English manuscripts, and scholars have explored whether the terms are derived through Norse influence, or an indigenous tradition from Anglo-Saxon paganism. Scholarly theories have been proposed about the relation between the valkyries, the norns, the dísir, Germanic seeresses, and shieldmaidens. Archaeological excavations throughout Scandinavia have uncovered amulets theorized as depicting valkyries.
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LETMESEEBEUTY's avatar

Classic cool and very beautiful I love looking at warrior women

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WOLWATCHER12Hobbyist Artist
Now that's what I like in a mythological woman.
Good work.
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Bladeninja76Hobbyist General Artist
Expressive wings and stance and good looking.
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wow so is some shakes good!!!
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JAFNOVAHobbyist Writer
Saw this years ago, forgot to save it. Fixed.

Wonderful art as always Genzoman!:)
gothold's avatar
Your artwork always is stunning!!
grisador's avatar
Best type of angelic creature ever
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Leopold002Hobbyist Writer
Now this is a Valkyrie.
DraxAQN's avatar
Beautiful.
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MaelstromEXHobbyist General Artist
Amazing through and through, keep up the great work man!
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ITS WONDERFUL I LIKED. TODO TU TRABAJO ME AGRADA DE HECHO
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I think the reason why she's wearing a bikini for armor is because the armor is mostly talismanic. She has been granted the victory, and the armor is symbolic of that. That she is wearing armor at all is enough, and it doesn't have to be practical, it just has to be on her to work. It is logical that she would be half-naked, since her purpose is to make war worth dying for. Given that women fight as well, I imagine that there would have to be some gorgeous male Valkyries wearing metallic Speedo bathing suits for the same reasons.
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que mulher deliciosa
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Valkyries rides horses with wings. They doesn´t have wings for themselves. Sad,the better the research for your pics,the better they get.
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It´s a commission, so I draw what was asked for the commissioner :)
Stargazer2112's avatar
This is amazing :)
thelakotanoid1's avatar
awesome design, but it always bothered me how people draw girls in armor that wouldn't even act like armor
Bombabernus's avatar
Maybe human warriors...not the semi-gods of the ancient,i don´t think they need to look like a tin can because it wouldn´t be necessary.
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MetagrossfreakHobbyist Digital Artist
Could you make a Dullahan some time?
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tomeojrHobbyist General Artist
Valkyrie are "choosers of of the Slain" whom they bring to Valhalla "Hall of the Slain"
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xXCamper61XxStudent General Artist
You can polish my Spear!
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WaragainstgiygasHobbyist Writer
For (sexy) Asgard!
Xerxus81Wryta's avatar
This is one of my favorite pictures.
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