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29 November 2016 @ 10:54 pm
10in30 - Round 11: Vikings  
Hi people! I come back with a small batch of icons. For this challenge I had to pair characters from my claim to ones of a chosen mythology. It was a very creative round and I had fun making my set also because I'm very fond of myths! Hope you like them and don't you forget to leave a feedback, may it be positive or negative: concrits help me improve!

10 Vikings icons for 10in30

Norse Mythology

Floki & Helga
Loki & Sigyn


[icon talk]
1. Lofn is a gentle goddess. She's reminded as the goddess of forbidden marriages and I think these two aspects fit Judith very well.
2. Frigg is Odin's wife and the goddess of marriage, motherhood and domestic arts. Siggy reminded me of her because she cared a lot for her family and even for the other children and, for protecting the family, she eventually died.
3. I think the picture speaks for itself. I was very tempted to portray Floki as Heimdall, but this episode was a very strong reference to this norse myth. When Loki was punished by the Gods, Sigyn stayed with him, holding a bowl over Loki to catch the venom of the serpent to prevent it from burning him.
4. Okay, this pairing was difficult. I firstly thought of depicting Lagertha as Freyja, but I decided to give this aspect to Aslaug instead. I paired her with Sif because she's both a farmer and a warrior. Sif is the goddess of harvest, but she's often depicted as a valkyrie too. Moreover, the goddess has golden hair, and I think that all those aspects suited Lagertha the best.
5. Baldr is the god of peace, beauty, innocence and rebirth. He was murdered by a Loki's trick. His symbol is the sun. All these characteristcs seem very similar to Athelstan life.
6. So, who doesn't know Odin the All Father? Who doesn't know Ragnar Lothbrok? So, I think there is no need of explanation here. Moreover I added two crows (or something like that) as a reminder of Hugin and Munin.
7. It was hard to think a god that would pair Rollo, but I had to include him because he's my favourite male character. After thinking and thinking, I decided that Thor was the best one. He's the most powerful of the gods, god of thunder and battle. Alongside to his warrior peculiarity, there's a dumb side of him that isn't well known. I think that both sides of his personality fit Rollo very well, who is a formidable warrior and chief, but he also had a couple of funny scenes in the last season.
8. Freyja is the goddess of love, fertility, beauty and attraction. But also of death, wealth, prophecy, magic and war. Beside this last aspect (but I think Aslaug represents anyway a sort of war in the Lothbrok family), I think that Aslaug has all these characteristics. Moreover, Loki always thought that she was a nymphomaniac. Oh, well.
9. Tyr is the God of war. He's very brave, as he put his hand into the mouth of Fenrir the wolf (he eventually lost his hand, but whatever). I think that Bjorn is a brave warrior and he proved this by challenging a bear. And he didn't lost his hand, so I think he's even smarter than Tyr.
10. Hel is the queen of Helheim, the Norse underworld. She's half dead and half alive, so half of her face is beautiful, and the other half is ugly and rotten. Thorunn has these physical characteristics, but I think this dualism depict even her character.
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Alice: Under the Skinscarred_loretta on November 29th, 2016 11:45 pm (UTC)
Beautiful colouring on these! So pretty.
Lady Turner: Lagerthalady_turner on November 30th, 2016 01:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks a million, bb! ♥
magical_sid: Neve {Scream}magical_sid on November 30th, 2016 10:23 am (UTC)
oh my god how beautiful! This set is perfection.
The Athelstan/Baldr Icon is my fave. What a wonderful coloring and composition.
And I love your explanation - this set is so fitting and I am super impressed!
Lady Turner: Lagerthalady_turner on November 30th, 2016 01:39 pm (UTC)
WHY THANK YOU!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
I'm so happy that you liked them and that you read the description! It wasn't easy choosing the perfect god for some of them, but it was definetely challenging and fun. Thank you so much! ♥
magical_sid: Luthermagical_sid on December 2nd, 2016 05:05 pm (UTC)
Of courtse I read the description. I love stuff like that. It's always interesting what others have for associations with the characters.
littlemissnovel ♥littlemissnovel on December 1st, 2016 01:56 am (UTC)
I really love Lofn, Sif, Baldr, Odin, and Freyja! Great set!
Lady Turner: Johnny Depplady_turner on December 1st, 2016 07:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot! :D
Christina: amber- the space is emptyfly_meaway on December 1st, 2016 05:35 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, the cropping in 2 and 3 is amazing. It really works so well in both, especially in combination with the colouring like that. Especially 3 is so intense and 2 just has such a softness to it. Stunning. I also really love the colouring in 5 and 6 and your soft use of lighting looks great!
Lady Turner: Astrid Berges Frisbeylady_turner on December 1st, 2016 07:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your detailed comment! I'm glad you like them! ♥
Alex: TV: Oliver [Arrow]sietepecados on December 2nd, 2016 11:47 am (UTC)
Beautiful set! I love the composition on #4 and #9, also the last one is a perfect Hel!
Lady Turner: Lagerthalady_turner on December 5th, 2016 03:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! :D
Sofiatturners on December 5th, 2016 04:51 pm (UTC)
che meraviglia queste icons!!! adoro i colori in #1, #3 #4 e #6 tantissimo, e adoro l'animazione della #8!!! *O*
Lady Turner: Lagerthalady_turner on December 5th, 2016 08:43 pm (UTC)
Grazie tante!
mylengravemylengrave on February 23rd, 2017 04:34 pm (UTC)
Now when I have watched all of the episodes, I love you even more:*
Lady Turner: Lagerthalady_turner on February 24th, 2017 10:52 pm (UTC)
Awww, thank you! This show is amazing, isn't it?