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Gods of the North by the-Orator Gods of the North by the-Orator
My personal interpretations of the Aesir. I drew a good handful of the goddesses (and Hel, but she's doesn't quite count as a goddess) and most of the gods (I didn't draw Aegir).

Before taking on this project, I had NO idea how fun drawing beards was! I mean its like hair! But on someone's face!!!!! AADDSFHJSDHDJF!

I originally sketched these out in my sketchbook, then colored them on photoshop.
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PlaysWthFire Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love your interpretations of them! They're so cool. :D
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Bookworm-Fangirl Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Most beautiful thing I've seen in weeks!!!
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nastia061193 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
So beautiful!!!I have finally found my soul's desire!))Thank you for your great art =)
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Freelancer521 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Very cool to see so many unique and detailed faces!
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xxblackvenusxx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
uller is totally my favorite
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ProfessorMythology2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is my favorite Norse Mythology work I've ever seen, I will never stop being inspired by it.
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KieraLavode Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Amazing work!
They all look great, but I kinda fell in love with your Loki.
I mean, I always loved Loki and I always will, but your interpetation of him just gets me! Heart 
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Oida2CATDOODLE Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jeez...Forsetti, my gosh, I am <3 <3 <3
But I also like Loki and Signy/Sigyn!
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Alex-art-project Featured By Owner Edited Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist
All of them look like pure mythology Clap ! I'm in love with this piece, though Thor seems a bit off with those lovely red locks :).
Also would you be so kind as to tell me where you found the legends or depiction of the Aesir? There are some of them I don't recognise ...
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Roskbalkir Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Loki is fabulous and I think I'm in love with Uller.
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ProfessorMythology Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow I've always liked Loki best and the way you have drawn him here is awesome... but now I have a crush on Vidar... hehehe...
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VegtamtheWanderer Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Wow, wish I could draw like this! You have the most dymanic style which really zooms in on how these gods feel most of the time. Loki is cute in that messy kind of way and Hela has the same injured eyes...Heimdall is off the charts awesome!!!! Please draw more Norse gods!! :)
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KuboTaiko Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Writer
I thought Vali was disemboweled by his brother...
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Aubageddon91 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heimdall is pretty cute in this picture.
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VegtamtheWanderer Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Heimdall is very cute in this picture!!!!!!!!!! :D
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Frizzygerm Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where's Skadi?
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ProfessorMythology Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
SKADI!!! God I love her!
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Frizzygerm Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so do I
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ProfessorMythology Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
cool I'll have to look it up :)
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kbay19 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all of these little drawings so much, but it think my favorite is probably Signy. 
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Indigo-Night-Wisp Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
So, new headcanon...

Seriously, these are sooooooo amazing and gorgeous and brilliant and I don't even know a couple of them but they are lovely anyway and SIF! and Baldur looks like Legolas and Hel is amazing and lookit Loki ohmygossssssssh!!!!!!

I'm just in love, okay?
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Tyr ya badass!
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tarajso Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love your interpretations! Your Vanir are exactly how I imagined them in the myths.
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todpole Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
I like Hel a lot. These something about her that I like. and yes I know who her father and brothers our. Maybe it's the split
Maybe its just me,  but do you think the norns may be more sinister than Loki or his children? I say that mainly because fate isn't something anyone should or claim to have control over.
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todpole Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
I hate it when I can't edit comments.
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Serge2nd Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Good exhibition.
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Looks awesome! I love how well detailed everyone is. I wish I could be talented like that.
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KetsukoKyo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Before taking on this project, I had NO idea how fun drawing beards was! I mean its like hair! But on someone's face!!!!! AADDSFHJSDHDJF!"   <<Sole reason I favorite'd this picture.
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AwsomeScotie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Dose Balder like men?
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Charlockle Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha, Balder really does look like Legolas, kinda! A more fruity Legolas, but I see where you're coming from. XD
Anyway, I really love all your designs! Odin, Hel and Vali are my favourites, but they're all great. :3 Such personality in single images~
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LeticiaGForster Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey! I loved your Loki Sketches and your interpretations of the Aesir look stunning! Marvel's Loki got me into Norse Mythology, but I still have a lot to learn! In my country the only 'known' god is Thor and it has been really exciting to see there are so many more gods with amazing stories to be read. Your work will certainly help me give faces to the names!
PS: Yes, I just made an account so I could tell you how much I liked it!
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Lokifoxx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
legolas returns
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chaos-in-compounded Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
well done, i may prefer heimdall a bit more solemn than that, but well done nevertheless
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SCARYWIZARD Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I like Hel the most in this picture. And yes, Odin is very awesome-looking. Very much like the older, more grim stories with him in them. :D
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AnimalLover10300 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
thor has red hair?? loki is a ginger??
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Cutenessoverload1998 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like Hel..........I don't know why
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genericfandom Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing! I especially love Balder and Tyr's designs. Thor looks a little like a human Simba from "The Lion King" in my opinion. Love them all!
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RedMeg Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I just have to say I die a little in a very happy way when I look at your pic of Loki. The big orangey-red braid, the face, the nose... it's just perfect.
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sigyn is sooooo cute....and i am so looling at baldr
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Roseosborn9030 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
oh by the way..the goddess Hella or Hel...she has half a beautiful face and half a not so beautiful face. its supposed to represent the beauty of life and the not so beautiful death its the way she is described. She is also the ruler of the underworld. Just a F.Y.I no criticism meant
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the-Orator Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I understand
several of the first Norse myths I read described her as having the upper half of a beautiful women and the bottom half of a rotting corpse
I have read other books and stories that describe her the way you said but since the above description was the first one I was exposed its what's stuck with me
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VegtamtheWanderer Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Which version was that, by the way?
I do not like to think of Hela as being half dead because it was not her fault she got thrown into Niflheim. I see her with gold eyes and black hair, I don't know why... :)
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Roseosborn9030 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
i love it is there anyway i can get a copy? I'll pay for it I just have to have it. It's amazing and youre very talented :) thanks
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Roseosborn9030 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
you forgot the godess Skadi..she is the goddess of winter, the hunt, skiing and she wears snowshoes :D otherwise I just love this :D
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friggasdaughter Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is an awesome collection of gods :) Well done!
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CakeHeaters Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
I am curious - which 'Vali' is it you've drawn here?

As far as I know there are two Valis in the Norse Mythology
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the-Orator Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its not Loki's son but Vali the "god of vengeance" by some accounts, as he avenged Baldur.
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Aairo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really interesting, thank you for sharing it!
I have also been trying to work on my personal vision of the Ęsir, it is interesting to see that others think of this too!
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MikeVanata Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I really want to find out where this style originated from. Is it fucking treasure planet? Look like it.
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the-Orator Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This style?
Well I've been inspired by a lot of different artists and Disney as well
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