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Jord, Norse Earth Goddess by Valkyrie240 Jord, Norse Earth Goddess by Valkyrie240
In Norse Mythology, Jord was the personification of the primitive, unpopulated, uncultured earth. She is the daughter of the goddess Nat (Night). By Odin, she is the mother of the thunder-god, Thor. After I sketched this, it was scanned and completed with a combination of Illustrator and Photoshop (and my hand drawing tablet).
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laDeaDellaLuna Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Stunning depiction!
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WierdoSannaN Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Many sites say that her name was Jord (jord = earth in swedish and other scandinavian languages) but what I've herd from my brother that actually believe in asa religion is that her name is Fjorgyn.
Just saying ^^

beautifully made! Love all the details
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Thorskegga Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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Autumn-Maidens Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Truly captivating, your vision of the goddess is breath taking.
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ThorinSkald Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Very nice representation of Jord, the Earth Mother!
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moonrabbituk Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Hi. I really don't tend to like much computer manipulated art, but this picture really caught my eye... something about the pose and the strength in the figure, the colours are really beautiful too! she looks like she wants to come alive, it reminds me of the film 'Kirikou' for the vividness of the colours, she'd make a great animated character also I think. Beautiful picture!!!x
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BilboobliB Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing colors and the mask is well done.
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Ingmet Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
Jord : p simply means "Earth" nice pic ;) love the little butterflies
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SayokoKawaii-chan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
Lovely picture. I absolutely love the details.

Norse forever!
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skyrose Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2004
Makes me think of the Green Man somehow. I believe he's Celtic, though. The Norse sure had a lot of earth god/esses, didn't they? :O_o:

I love your stylistic mix of detail and simplicity...
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