She’s not one to stay
In one place for very long,
Her soul longs for the forests
And her heart belongs to the sea,
She’s this wild and untamed spirit,
One that’s never lost
And never meant to be found.
Having seen various incorrect, incomplete and inaccurate lists of Norse gods circulating Tumblr, I have decided to write my own and also include common terminology alongside. I will also include other beings who exist within the old lore and modern traditions.
I have opted to include the names in Norwegian, with translations in parenthesise after, along with a brief summary of some of the associations given to some of those gods. Be aware that, as an overview, brevity is necessary here and the individuals should not be oversimplified to basic aspects in your practice!
Æser (Æsir, Male Gods)
Balder (Baldr, Baldur) - Light, purity, rebirth
Brage (Bragi) - Poetry, eloquence, wisdom and music
Delling (Dellingr) - The new day, dawn
Forsete (Forseti) - Justice and reconciliation
Frøy (Freyr) - Vaner, virility, fertility, the sacred religious position of royalty, prosperity, good weather and sunshine
Heimdall(Heimdallr) - The senses, premonition or foreknowledge
Hermod (Hermóðr) - Bravery, spirit, possibly a former mortal hero/king elevated to the Æsir
Hjuke (Hjúki) - Man, lunar activity, lunar phases, moon craters, brother of Bil (the Scandinavian children in the moon)
Hod(Höðr, Hodr) - The blind god, darkness, rebirth, second chances
Terry Bogard (Fatal Fury / Garō
Densetsu and King of Fighters)
ARE YOU OKAY?! These are it, we’ve finally reached the end of all the characters I’ve drawn so far. This batch specifically has, I feel, most of my best drawings and most polished ones. I’ll probably revisit this and draw some more but for now this is the last part. Did I draw one of your favorite characters? Did this make you discover a cool character or game that you now like that you previously didn’t know of? I hope it did.
Also, for those curious and because I kept track of it, the final color count of all the illustrations together is of 37 different colors (counting the background as a color).
I just got done with some fun May shows and I have artwork leftover, so look out for incoming Etsy listings. I’m also very excited to say that I will be moving into a larger space this summer, which means I’ll have greater capacity for creating larger work - yay!
Honor the sacred. Honor the Earth, our Mother. Honor the Elders. Honor all with whom we share the Earth:- Four-leggeds, two-leggeds, winged ones, Swimmers, crawlers, plant and rock people. Walk in balance and beauty.