Dark Valkyrja

Nicklas Gustafsson

Hägersten, Sweden

  • Available
    Products
    54
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 56

Apparel

Cases & Skins

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

Digital illustration of a Valkyrie coming down from Valhalla to bring back fallen warriors.

This is my second, and dark, version of this Valkyrie.

Valkyries are female spirits of battle who serve Odin. The name valkyrie (Old Norse valkyrja) means literally “Chooser of the Slain”.
Valkyries are often called swan maidens, and are said to be able to become swans with the aid of feathered cloaks.
They apportion victory in battle according to Odins commands, and scour the battlefields for those who are particularly brave, or show particular skill in the arts of combat. When such warriors die, the valkyries then carry them over Bifrost, the rainbow bridge, and to Valhalla.
There the valkyries guide the warriors in their battle-training, and to heal and/or reanimate them after a day of battle-practice. When the Northern Lights were in the sky, our paleopagan ancestors said that it was caused by the light reflected from the shields the Valkyries were beating their swords against.

Created by combining photography with digital works and effects in Photoshop

Featured in;
POLITICS, RACE, SEXUALITY AND CULTURE
Anxiety

Artwork Comments

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.