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My simple interpretation of Odin, Thor and Loki. Made for a school project back in 2012.
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The task was to create three Norse gods as I picture them.
I chose the three perhaps most familiar ones; Odin, Thor and Loki.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Odin
The 'Allfather'

In short being the god of war and wisdom, I tried giving Odin a look of a wise, weathered old warrior, hence the broken horn, with a strict look on his face.
On his left horn the runes read 'Hugin - thought', and on his right horn, 'Munin - memory', after his two ravens Hugin and Munin, which served as his eyes and ears in Midgard.
In the middle of his helmet I put what is said to be Odin's symbol, the Valknut, or Odin's Knot, and above it runes forming the word 'eternal'.
Odin
"Thus Odin graved ere the world began;
Then he rose from the deep, and came again"
- Hávamál, Poetic Edda
 
 
 
 
Thor
Son of Odin, and god of thunder. 
 
I have always pictured Thor being more of a furious brute than the Thor we see in pop culture, so I decided to give him a pure angry look with menacing eyes. I also pictured him with a battle-worn, horned helmet, and added to it a lightning-like pattern.
"Then comes the mighty son of Odin
Midgârd's Thor in his rage will slay the worm"
- Völuspá, Poetic Edda
 
 
 
Loki
The mischievous trickster and shapshifter.
 
I tried giving Loki a pair of eyes which would bring out his personality, being cunning, evil and clever. I gave his helmet a top which can resemble the ears of cat, as cats are typically perceived as cunning. I also gave him two horns in order to give him a sort of devilish look. 
In the middle of his helmet I put a simple symbol I created to fit Loki; a serpent biting it's own tail, as serpents represent a dual expression of both good and evil, just like Loki does by being both god and jötunn.
 
I ended up creating two versions of Loki. While version 1 is the one I went with, I also felt the second version should be included.
Loki, version 1 and 2
Loki, version 1
"Birch has the greenest leaves of any shrub;
Loki was fortunate in his deceit"
 
 
 
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