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The Morrigan and the Mjolnir by Skyejcb The Morrigan and the Mjolnir by Skyejcb
*Edit 4/29/08*: Somehow my original image file became corrupted in DA, so I am re-loading the image.

This image was a wedding gift for friends, with respect to their god & goddess.

Namaste.
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Odins-Gift Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Lovely !
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Skyejcb Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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justalittleknotty2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
You have been featured here [link]
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UrnesAshTree Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Amazing! And how wonderful to give as a wedding gift! you are a true friend indeed :D
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gothika248 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant work - this is absolutely exquisite.
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ravenlilly Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
stunning!
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QIbyItwI Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Student General Artist
This is a very nice piece.
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Idle-Tears Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
the detail is amazing!
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SonjaSnowbourn Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful :aww:
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WormmonABC Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Absolutely gorgeous! I'm afraid there's not much here in the way of critique, just that I love this piece. :)
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Samiell Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
This is so wonderfully done. The Amber in the Hammer looks so real! Compositionally it works very well with the moon in the background and the pose of the raven.
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orafaerygirl Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
Very lovely, you really captured the feel of raven, :)
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LadyPaigeTigeress Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Thanks really brilliant keep up the good work!
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irinarichards Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
Great colouring, especially the metal!
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TragicLover Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
beautiful, no one could hope for a more meaningful wedding gift
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chaotic-mimustock Featured By Owner May 9, 2007   Digital Artist
oh this is beautiful :clap: :D
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Ilharess Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
such a fabulous wedding gift :aww:
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yogarasu Featured By Owner May 6, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely. I especially liked the details on the hammer
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Feantauriel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007   Traditional Artist
This is amazing - I love all the detail on the feathers, and the metal and stone!

I need to go read about the actual mythology... I'm kind of fuzzy in that area :o
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Skyejcb Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I find that the Wikipedia is usually a great place to start:
Mjolnir: [link]
Morrigan: [link]

I doubt you'll find a reference putting these two subjects together. This piece was designed for friends who recently wed. One is a follower of the Morrigan, and the other a follower of Odin (I believe he's of the Asatru faith). The Thor's Hammer (Mjolnir) is representative of Odin, while the raven is a common symbol of the Morrigan.

I hope that helps to get you defuzzed ;)
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Feantauriel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks!

Yes, it would be uncommon to find the two together...
Right after seeing this picture, actually, I went directly to Wikipedia! A good way to answer all questions.. :D I have a friend who is rather obsessed with Norse mythology, and seeing the Mjolnir in your picture reminded me that it was high time that I try to better understand the things he's been talking to me about! This led to several hours spent browsing many pages on Wikipedia :)
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Skyejcb Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes me glad to have inspired such fervent research ;)
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RieSheridan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
Gorgeous, luv! Goes on my wishlist. This is just stunning.
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Skyejcb Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I strive for improvement with each piece these days, especially since they're few and far between. Just keep this hush-hush from Stacy & Tazz just a month longer...
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RieSheridan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
Don't worry...lol. Never heard of Tazz and haven't seen Stacey in at least a year... *sigh* I don't get out much any more.
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Skyejcb Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
She moved to Houston, so I haven't seen her in nearly 2 years. Don't feel bad.
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
Bird feathers are hard; you've done a remarkable job! Love the composition and color; well done indeed! Your soaps are great, too
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Skyejcb Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I keep trying to challeng myself with new textures and ideas, so I'm considering this to be a success. I've been stuck on human portraits and figures for far too long.
I appreciate the comment on the soaps too!
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
You're doing great!! You're very encouraging and inspiring to me in that regard, that's for sure!!
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fizzfoam Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
Wow, quite a leap from the original sketch! Excellent!
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Runewitch Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
The detail on the raven and the Thor's hammer are exquisite:clap:
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ashigaru Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
Wow... you've gotten the feather textures and colors spot on! Excellent work! :D

Glad I could provide some small help... the raven just wasn't having any of that "get in the nice FedEx box and go to Texas!" stuff...
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frankensusan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
If I catch you boxin up ravens i'll have to come over and slap you around a bit! :)

Love this art though,

Franky
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ashigaru Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
You know I wouldn't *really* FedEx a raven.
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