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The Death of Baldur by UnripeHamadryad
The Death of Baldur
Ink, watercolour, PS.
It took me quite some time to finish this one! It will be featured in the upcoming book The Illuminated Edda.

On a quick side note, the choice of the winged helmet is a personal one. As an archeologist, I’m aware that this surely wasn’t the common fashion among Norse warriors. Odin, on the other hand, is definitely not a common Norse warrior, and I find the wings to be of great significance given his connection with Huginn and Muninn.

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The fortification of Asgard by UnripeHamadryad
The fortification of Asgard
A certain smith arrived at Asgard one day and offered to build the gods a high wall around their home to protect them from any who might wish them ill. The smith (certainly a giant himself) said he could complete his work in a mere three seasons, but demanded a steep compensation: the hand of the goddess Freya in marriage, as well as the sun and moon.

The gods took counsel together. Freya was adamantly against the giant’s terms from the start. But Loki suggested that the builder should obtain that which he desired, although only if he could complete his work in a single winter, with no aid from anyone but his horse. After much deliberation, the gods consented to Loki’s plan. Of course, the gods had no intention of actually giving Freya away, nor the sun or the moon; they thought that the task they demanded was impossible.

The giant smith, however, agreed to their terms, provided that the gods swear oaths to ensure that, if their conditions were met, they would fulfill their end of the bargain, and that he himself would be safe in Asgard while he worked.

The builder set about constructing the wall, and the gods marveled at how quickly the structure was raised. What was even more perplexing to them was that the giant’s stallion, Svadilfari (“Unlucky Traveler”) seemed to be doing almost twice as much work as the smith himself, hauling enormous boulders over considerable distances to add to the edifice. When the end of winter was only three days ahead, the wall was strong enough to be impenetrable by almost any enemy, and – alarmingly – lacking little before it was finished. Only the stones around the gate had yet to be put in place.

The anxious gods seized Loki and rebuked him for giving them such foul advice. They threatened him with death if he couldn’t find a way to prevent the giant from finishing his task and making off with their beloved goddess Freya and the sun and moon, bringing neverending darkness and dreariness to the Nine Worlds. Loki pleaded with the gods to spare his life, and swore an oath that he would do as the gods desired, come what may.

That night, the giant and Svadilfari ventured into the snow-draped forest in search of stones. Along their way, a mare, who was none other than Loki in disguise, whinnied to the stallion from a short distance away. When the stallion saw the mare, his heart wasn’t the only organ that was roused by delight and lust, and he snapped his reins and bounded into the woods after her. The mare ran all night, and all night Svadilfari chased after her. When morning came, the giant’s horse was still missing, and the now-despairing giant knew that there was no way that he could now finish the wall in time.

The Aesir then paid the giant the wages they deemed he deserved: a fatal blow from Thor’s hammer, which shattered his head into pieces no bigger than breadcrumbs.

Meanwhile, deep in the forest, Svadilfari had caught up with Loki, who soon gave birth to a gray, eight-legged horse – Sleipnir, who became the steed of Odin.

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Artwork for Fate of the Norns, the Illuminated Edda.
Ink, watercolour, PS.

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Mother by UnripeHamadryad
Mother
Working on this painting touched me both on a spiritual level as well as on an emotional one, and there are so many things I'd like to say about it - but I'll let the image speak for me this time.
I dedicate this to all mothers, to all those warrior and nurturing spirits out there standing up for what they believe in.

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Brunhilde's imprisonment by UnripeHamadryad
Brunhilde's imprisonment

Odin imprisons Brunhilde in a ring of fire. 
Ink, watercolour, PS.

For the upcoming book The Illuminated Edda.

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Solo exhibition

Thu Dec 26, 2013, 11:33 AM


Opening event January 4th, h 15.oo
The show will stay open untill February 1st.

Montereale Valcellina, PN, Piazza Roma, spazio espositivo Arco delle Donne.


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UnripeHamadryad
Natasa Ilincic
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Italy
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.

Current Residence: Padua, Italy
Favourite genre of music: Almost every genre except commercial.
Favourite style of art: Art Nouveau, Preraphaelism and all the Classic Art.
Personal Quote: Nunc est bibendum!
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pin100 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Your beautiful works touched my heart! I see a lot of powerful symbolism in them.  Wonderful gallery!
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UnripeHamadryad Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear that, thank you! :)
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PiccolaPan Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ciao! Sono capitata per caso su uno dei tuoi lavori e... è stato amore a prima vista! :love:
Mi piace molto la mitologia e i tuoi disegni sono semplicemente stupendi per forma e contenuti: adoro scovare la simbologia al loro interno! Poi ho scoperto che sei italiana, poi addirittura che ti piacciono i Jethro Tull come a me... beh, non posso proprio non seguirti! :hug:
Magari non commenterò tutti i disegni, ma se vedrai mille mila +fav prossimamente ti chiedo già scusa: i tuoi lavori mi piacciono tutti ma cercherò di contenermi! ;P
Non vedo l'ora di vederne altri! Complimentissimi! :clap:
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UnripeHamadryad Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ciao Cecilia, grazie mille! Sono contenta ti piacciano i miei lavori :)
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PiccolaPan Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Figurati! È impossibile non amarli: sono stupendi! ;)
P.s.: Ora ti seguo anche su fb con il mio profilo e la mia pagina: non voglio perdermene neanche uno!
Buona serata!
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The-Epic-Pencil Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your style is elegant beautiful and powerful! I love everything about it!
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UnripeHamadryad Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! :)
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Jagerholm Featured By Owner May 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Beautiful work! La la la la  
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UnripeHamadryad Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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DriPoint Featured By Owner May 3, 2015   Digital Artist
Fantastic gallery
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