Feb 16, 2013

Thrud Devotional Photo Art And Shrine

There is now an online Shrine to the Goddesses Sif and Thrud on the Northern Paganism site. I admittedly run into cases of "reasonable minds differing" regarding some of the material over there, but that is only to be expected with our human explorations of faith. Let our Gods and Goddesses be hailed, loved, and honored in many ways and places!

Today, here is devotional photo art made for Thrud, the daughter of Thor and Sif. A full version of this artwork is also available at DeviantArt.

The Goddess Thrud, Daughter of Thor and Sif

All the stock for this piece comes from three very generous artists and photographers on DeviantArt. The lovely female face and the red hair are from the Kechake-stock gallery. The traditional Viking dress is from the Mizzd-stock gallery. Finally, the oak tree in the background is from the LuDa-Stock gallery.

This picture was created with Paint.NET art software, and is under the usual Creative Commons Copyright License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA).

Hail Thrud, beautiful as morning rays!
Strong of heart and true of path,
Gentle and wise as the trees
In the quiet joy of dawn.

Feb 4, 2013

Devotional Photo Art Of Loki

I recently stumbled across a stock photo that absolutely demanded be made into artwork for Loki. Back in 2008, I had a very powerful dream about Loki. At the time, I did not believe that the Gods were anything more than archetypes. Loki looked very much like the image below, except that His form was more shadowy and was constantly shifting in the dream.

The Viking male model is from the fantastic Liancary Stock gallery on DeviantArt. The flames are all my own photography. I created this piece with Paint.NET software. Creative Commons Copyright License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA).

Loki Photo Art by OrderInTheQuartz

A full-size version should be available here, or by clicking on the picture above, then right-clicking to view the image and magnifying the view. An even larger version is available at DeviantArt, though you will likewise have to click multiple times to access it. In either case, be sure to get a look at the eyes, with colors lifted from the fire!

Hail Loki, adored friend! 
God who guides Home, may You always be honored!