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Valkyrie by Kanamm Valkyrie by Kanamm
In Norse mythology, a valkyrie is a female figure who decides which soldiers die in battle and which live. Selecting among those who die in battle, the valkyries bring their chosen ones to the afterlife, Walhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, and sometimes connected to swans or horses.

In my lifetime I read a lot of literature, amongst them tales of the Gods from the North. I always loved their mind-games and their never-ending debacles. I was intrigued by their demeanor towards mortals, that resulted in either hatred or love.

I chose to paint the Valkyrie, because they are in the middle rank. They do not have enough power to call themselves God, but because they accompany humans in their afterlife they share the same emotions like humans. That's why they are so interesting in my opinion.

This is an entry for #AnotherContestGroup Tales of Times.
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Exquisite! I love the gold hues in this
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ACG-PointsDonations Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
:trophy: :trophy: Congratulations on winning 1st Place in ACG's Tales of Time Contest ~ Results Link :trophy: :trophy:

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ACG-PointsDonations Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
:iconanothercontestgroup: Dear deviant, Thank you very much for entering #AnotherContestGroup's Tales of Time Contest.  The contest is now over and the results will be announced with in the next two weeks - so keep your eyes peeled.  Prizes to all who enter will be awarded once the results are in.  Thank you very much again for partisipating :)  

Please also know our newest contest is now out I am no Picasso

Good luck with your entry and thank you again - ACG

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deviantwin15 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Lovely! so Etereal and Queenly but withe a bit of saddness, Amazing! :)
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Marta79 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional
Nice work!
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Raqonteur Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's not my vision of how a Valkyrie would look but D*mn I can't but help admire the artwork in this piece.
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very nice and interesting style! I love it!
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FallenAngelGM Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
THIS DESERVES A DAILY DEVIATION! I'M GOING TO SUGGEST IT! :D :D :D

I'm writing a novel based on Norse Mythology, I'm so amazed to see this!
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Kanamm Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Thank you for the kindness, Mister. I'm a little embarrassed because this is totally not DD worthy. And I'm really interested in your novel, if you like, you can always link it to me when it's finished! :)
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FallenAngelGM Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Sure thing! I'll let you know when it's done :D
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