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Crossing the Vimur river by Hellanim Crossing the Vimur river by Hellanim
On the way to Geirröd Thor is crossing the river Vimur with Loki dangling on Grid's belt. Gjálp is causing the flooding of the river... Norse mythology
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ladyblackbird13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Loki: Oh Norns, Thor, please don't drop me! Doh! 
Thor: You're a shapeshifter and have flying shoes! Why don't you just- :o
Loki: I can't … urgh … I'm feeling sick … I think I am going to PUKE!
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SacredlyMythic Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Student Writer
I would have the same reaction as Loki.

Period blood is gross, and Thor...he's something special if he an fuckin' wade through it without vomiting.

Iglybo  FAM
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createdfrompain Featured By Owner May 3, 2018
In the original rendition, she urinates into the Vímur River, one of the largest and oldest rivers, still around from the creation era. She urinates in it, causing it to overflow, because she's a giantess. Thor, of course, is half giant, so he picks up a boulder and slings it with such force and precision that it hits her 'at the source' and kills her. 

Artistic licensing is certainly at play here, and period blood doesn't flow fast enough to overflow a river. Unless she sneezes, but that wasn't mentioned. So. Pee.

Low class, low brow, and, yet, she was one of the nine mothers of Heimdallr. But, Heimdallr fathered the classes, and now we know why. He had some really classy moms, and some really uncouth moms that you'd see on Jerry Springer.

And now we know, and knowing is fifty percent of the battle (the other half is twenty-five percent red lasers, and twenty-five percent blue lasers).

 
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
I still don't get why he didn't just use his shoes that walk on air to walk above the river, did he forget his shoes or something? XD
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SacredlyMythic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Student Writer
Period blood will make anyone forget their magic. 
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
That one is a weird one XD
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SacredlyMythic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Student Writer
True.
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
is also the text that tells us Loki is half Thor's height XD
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SacredlyMythic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Student Writer
I mean...my Thor is still taller then my Loki...but not that tall XD
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createdfrompain Featured By Owner May 3, 2018
Thor is half giant. His mother was a giantess, Jorth (yerth), and she loved Midgard and its people. This is likely why Thor protects Earth ... because it's named after mom, and because mom really cared about it. But, yeah, Thor is half giant. That's why he's so big.

However!!  Loki is supposed to be full-born giant. Laufey (his mom) was a giant. And she was pretty badass, so Loki took her name as his surname (Laufeyjarson). His dad, Fárbauti, was also a giant.

However, Loki could change his size, his stature, his sex/gender, and his species at will. Not sure why he didn't become a giant condor and just fly them over the river. I mean, he can turn into a flea, a seal, a mare (he's the mother of Slepinir), a fox, and many other things. He turns into an old woman named "Thakk" (Thanks, but in a deeply sarcastic way, like 'thanks-a-f**king-lot!'), to ensure that Balder stays dead with Hel (Loki's daughter).  But anyway.

Let's assume that Loki shrank down to make things easier for Thor to carry him, lol. If I was Thor, I know I'd appreciate carrying a SMALL 'giant' on my back.  Jotnar / Jotunn-kind are NOT small by any means, lol. I mean, look at Gjalp. She's so big that she can flood a river by peeing in it. Weird.

Anywho.
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
yeh XD
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grazatt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Is she menstruating or peeing?
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SacredlyMythic Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Student Writer
Does that look like piss to you?
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grazatt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
Mine looks like that sometimes
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SacredlyMythic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Student Writer
I think you should seek medical help.
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teamoth Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
My favourite Norse myth!
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crowanimation Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Love your style of paintings!
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JosefVonDoom Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome !
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crocach Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Always enjoy your new art, thanks!
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ah-puch-zegno Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
muy interesante! 
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Ljotunnr Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I'm in love with your works <3
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red20 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Hahaha I remember this story! I always thought it was very weird when I was a little kid. :lol:
Love the little critters, too. :D
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Thorskegga Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah Loki is soooo sweet can I keep him :D

Love the mouse too.
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A very accurate description of Gjálp's unique strategy. ^.^
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Eilish Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I surely know what Gjalp feels... :D I also didn't know about this myth, but the one who once wrote it must surely have been a woman. :D
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epfee Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Last day was so exhausting but then I saw your drawing and it made me happy! Your works are so funny and optimistic in some way because you always choose the myths that end well and I don't think anymore about my shitty day and about sad ending of those stories :)

I love Thor. He himself tries to be so manly and brave but still he loves his friend so much that he doesn't care that Loki here is such a pussy, afraid to cross the water.Thor just grabs him and holds like a caring mother <3 Also, Loki looks so vulnerable! Nice:)
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Roskbalkir Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hope that mouse makes it to safety...
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Hellanim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I hope so as well :D
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Poor Loki! He's thinking 'I will never be clean again!' :XD:
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Hellanim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
:D precisely
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Haha!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I love Loki's frightened face and the nervous face on the squirrel! Oh and the little mouse with his leaf boat is such a clever touch! :heart:
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Hellanim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Thanks! :hug:
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ZtheDoomyPirate Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahahaha, Thor looks NONE too happy about any of this. This whole thing cracks me up. I love how you did Loki. xD
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Hellanim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
My pleasure you like it, yes this part of the myth is simply so funny :lol:
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Snigepippi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's good there's a rowan tree for Thor to grab!
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Hellanim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
OH THANKS :hug:! You know that part! I have a problem with the tree because I didn't have Eddas to my disposal at the moment and I wasn't sure which kind of the tree it aught to be, but I had been sure that it was specified in the text. So now I can do small correction on the illustration ;) The rowan tree (which is by the way on the country crest of the countryside I am from ( [link] ):D!
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Snigepippi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D Rowan is called 'Thor's Rescue' btw (Rřn er Thors Redning), that's why it's easy for me to remember. It's good to have proverbs connected with the myths ;)
I love the rowan tree, they are so pretty.
The link is broken :/
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createdfrompain Featured By Owner May 3, 2018
This was an awesome little tidbit to learn! :DDD
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Fiffill Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Haha I love Loki's expression!
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Hellanim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
:D
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SaskiaDeKorte Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hahaha your painting made me really curious about this myth so I just read it on some webpage :giggle: Norse mythology is epic :lmao:
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Hellanim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Yes it is!
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wikigiuli Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
very interesting! i didn't know this myth...

fightened loki is really funny ^^
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Hellanim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I recommend you to read it ;)
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wikigiuli Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
i'll do for sure, thanks!
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createdfrompain Featured By Owner May 3, 2018
I'd be afraid to drown in pee, too. xD
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musika-6131 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
It's interesting seeing Loki not as his usual, cocky self! Composition is excellent <3
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Hellanim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Thanks!
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