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On the way to Niflheim by J-Humphries On the way to Niflheim by J-Humphries
I was reading up on Norse Mythology, and I was inspired to paint Niflheim, which was the Norse version of Hell. It's described as being cold, dark, and misty. This undeworld is ruled by Hel, the merciless daughter of Loki, who appears as a beautiful woman from the waste up, but has only skeleton legs. If you were a viking, and you had the misfortune of not dying battle, but bed, you might end up here.

The cold blue fires are lit by the denizens of this realm, and frozen into the cliff is the corpse of a frost giant who displeased the cruel goddess.
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Delmne Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
This is great, I love this, captures the mood very well!
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AaronMetallion Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hell can't be this beautiful :D ! haha, VEry nicely done!!
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mjallhvit28 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
..as KindaTest said *a true picture*! well, ever since I can remember Norse Mythology is part of my life,
my Granddad told me stories about it, when I was a kid..later he teaches me all about it!
..BIG thanx to you for this Niflheim.. ..I tried to visualize so many times how it could be there!
..be under a spell/charm now..
The first thought, when I saw your picture was, that it looks like if lots of souls living there in the blue fire,
to me it doesn't look cold at all..
Your picture is just fantastic..I love it!
..by the way, the germanic mythology is the same as the norse mythology..
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KindaTest Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woaw! i'm a fan of northern myths and i just wanted to say that you juste paint the true picture of what i see when i read about it! that's amazing!
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VioletDeathblood Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing ^^
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GlacierDragon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful <3
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StarlightSprinkles21 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student
Super nice!!!! *O*
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Burtonfan96 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOMEE!!!!!!
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CLAUDIAROVITO Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
fantastic...............!!!!!!!!!!!
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Skelichik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
See, and here I thought it was pretty! Good job. :)
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