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Another draw from 2008

Brynhildr is a shieldmaiden and a valkyrie in Norse mythology, where she appears as a main character in the V÷lsunga saga and some Eddic poems treating the same events.

Brynhildr is the daughter of Budli. She was ordered to decide a fight between two kings: Hjalmgunnar and Agnar. The valkyrie knew that Odin himself preferred the older king, Hjalmgunnar, yet Brynhildr decided the battle for Agnar. For this Odin condemned the valkyrie to live the life of a mortal woman, and imprisoned her in a remote castle behind a wall of shields on top of mount Hindarfjall in the Alps, and cursed her to sleep on a couch (while being surrounded by fire) until any man would rescue and marry her. The hero Sigur­r Sigmundson (Siegfried in the Nibelungenlied), heir to the clan of V÷lsung and slayer of the dragon Fafnir, entered the castle and awoke Brynhildr by removing her helmet and cutting off her chainmail armour. He immediately fell in love with the shieldmaiden and proposed to her with the magic ring Andvarinaut. Promising to return and make Brynhildr his bride, Sigur­r then left the castle and headed for the court of Gjuki, the King of Burgundyi

In the Eddic poem Helrei­ Brynhildar (Bryndhildr's ride to Hel), Brynhildr on her journey to Hel encounters a gřgr (giantess) who blames her for an immoral livelihood. Brynhildr responds to her accusations:

"Ever with grief
and all too long
Are men and women
born in the world;
But yet we shall live
our lives together,
Sigurth and I.
Sink down, Giantess!"

wiki┤s copypasta :p, since I played Valkyrie profile I used to draw Valkyries with wings :p, secondary effects, lol

PSCS/Bamboo/cant remember time/music: Nightwish - Ghost Love Score

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ewolf20 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Must....be....in...smite soon maybe
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Bigou Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Your art is awe inspiring. (Along as "just" inspiring.)

Valkyria Profile if far from being the only media picturing Valkyries with wings. (That said, I don't know were the strange idea of winged Valkyries came from.)
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Aya1971 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your mythology arts!
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Graveguard-of-Anubis Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww! I love Valkyries! She's so beautyful! *-* <3
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Lewllien Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Aye, this one's really a strong pose. not a surprise when depicting Brunhilde. :) The feathers on her helmet are reaaaaly nice - they look very very soft and fluffy... sorry! v////v Still a great peace of art. 
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jesschan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous
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Zyndarius Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Full epicness and sexyness.
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SamuraiShinai Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Epic !!
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Beautiful and impresive
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Diomedeez Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"And he walks through Hellfire, because Brynhildr is worth it." - Dr. King Schultz, Django Unchained.
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vanviking Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
EPIC!!!
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susumiya08 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
wow!! I loved this one!!!
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Cakatarn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I like the Helmet especially. Good choice of music also.
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LeofromBr Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible...
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Steroids98 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Must have for my angel Wings collection! Your art is still very
Impressive sir! Tres Fantastico :D
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AkirahVampyre Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought you should be aware - someone is posting your artwork on another site. In case you cared.

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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Beautiful!
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Gregin-Mjolnir Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Awesome!
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Nalusa Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I LOVE this story! I've got a copy of it in a volume that has six or seven tales of the Nordic pantheon.
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Palyansquest Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!
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Draaky Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Someone should make a movie about THAT.
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littleemochibi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
I was just wondering if you would be able to tell me how the backside of this looks, because it would be helpful for my friend because we are trying to make a cosplay of this because it is so awesome
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kiskinkin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
great
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CyberWalkyre Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! She looks so perfect here ;)
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wnter06 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Norse mythology
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avory--heart Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! I love valkyries ^^
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Thorskegga Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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NinjaReapper23 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Very cool!
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Waruzimu Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
very impressive!
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Lady-Blueberry Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome drawing
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saishadow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
cool
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Geosammy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done!...

Hay, check out this newly formed group :iconscandinavia-vikings: devoted to all things Viking and join if possible.

:la:Vikings Rule!:la:
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NicolaFullam Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Writer
It's actually Norsk* or Norwegian o.o I don't know why people decided to use Norse >.< It doesn't sound right.... but I like how you made Brynhildr!~ XD I live in myself so the Mythology we have is an interest to me
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Kebeca1690 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Superb!!, please take me to Valhalla!!!!!!!
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MartinCT Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Awesome!
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Uweya Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Simply lovely. :)
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Dedsyte Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotta love winged ladies, be they leathery or feathery!
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ffairy5 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
this completely grabs the essence of the Valkyrie's and everything they stood for. Pure genius. amazing.
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higurashy-bleachfan0 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
oh my god that beautiful female pose yet with so much power i always believe a good pose tells a lot about a character and yours are all good but this one is amazing it shows determination but also gives me a sense of grief and anger and the look in her eye's radiate the power of a strong yet elegant and pretty woman
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MizuWolf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
reminds me of hawk girl *3*
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HanzoMagnus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Increible dibujo... lo mas increible es que cuando lo vý casi me fui de raja, porque es casi igual a la imagen que tenia de una de las heroinas de una historia que estaba escribiendo hace como 8 a˝os atrÓs xD

Tienes un talento increible paisano!
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punkrawk1982 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
truly epic work!
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trikla Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Artist
godly item! damn! I wanna have one of this..
uhm excuse me can I have your armor [link]! haha joke
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Mezurashi-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Beautiful valkyrie i like girls with wings :-)
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Elinewton Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Amazing as aways!!
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1der-boy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok. I usually don't simal-fave a crap load of any artists work. I am just super amazed at your work and I faved some of the pieces that I may use for a gaming campaign with my friends. This is one of my many favorites. Keep up the rock'nroll friend.
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sexytoaster Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
My Anthropology professor used this picture in his lecture when we were discussing the Visigoths. And I said, "Heeey I watch that artist!" It was win.
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Loreneta91 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Student General Artist
Me encanta!*o* y encima es una nueva invocacion en FFXIII!
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Rakacha Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
I find it...odd that you give a valkyrie wings like an angel....not that it looks good, it just dosn't fit together whit valkyries
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