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Valkyrie by GENZOMAN Valkyrie by GENZOMAN
PSCS/bamboo/8 hours/music: End Credits - Fairyland (this song is one of my favorite tracks from Fairyland´s album, Score to a new begging)

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In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain") is one of a host of female figures who decide who will die in battle. The valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin, where the deceased warriors become einherjar. There, when the einherjar are not preparing for the events of Ragnarök, the valkyries bear them mead. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens, and sometimes connected to swans.

Valkyries are attested in the Poetic Edda, a book of poems compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources; the Prose Edda and Heimskringla, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, and Njáls saga, a Saga of Icelanders also written in the 13th century. They appear throughout the poetry of skalds, in a 14th century charm, and in various runic inscriptions.

The Old English cognate terms wælcyrge and wælcyrie appear in several Old English manuscripts, and scholars have explored whether the terms are derived through Norse influence, or an indigenous tradition from Anglo-Saxon paganism. Scholarly theories have been proposed about the relation between the valkyries, the norns, the dísir, Germanic seeresses, and shieldmaidens. Archaeological excavations throughout Scandinavia have uncovered amulets theorized as depicting valkyries.
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Leopold002 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Now this is a Valkyrie.
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DraxAQN Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Beautiful.
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MaelstromEX Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing through and through, keep up the great work man!
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CORCEL7 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
ITS WONDERFUL I LIKED. TODO TU TRABAJO ME AGRADA DE HECHO
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Twippywippy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
I think the reason why she's wearing a bikini for armor is because the armor is mostly talismanic. She has been granted the victory, and the armor is symbolic of that. That she is wearing armor at all is enough, and it doesn't have to be practical, it just has to be on her to work. It is logical that she would be half-naked, since her purpose is to make war worth dying for. Given that women fight as well, I imagine that there would have to be some gorgeous male Valkyries wearing metallic Speedo bathing suits for the same reasons.
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jbtepes Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
que mulher deliciosa
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Bombabernus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Valkyries rides horses with wings. They doesn´t have wings for themselves. Sad,the better the research for your pics,the better they get.
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GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
It´s a commission, so I draw what was asked for the commissioner :)
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Stargazer2112 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
This is amazing :)
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thelakotanoid1 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist
awesome design, but it always bothered me how people draw girls in armor that wouldn't even act like armor
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Bombabernus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Maybe human warriors...not the semi-gods of the ancient,i don´t think they need to look like a tin can because it wouldn´t be necessary.
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Metagrossfreak Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could you make a Dullahan some time?
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tomeojr Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Valkyrie are "choosers of of the Slain" whom they bring to Valhalla "Hall of the Slain"
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xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
You can polish my Spear!
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Waragainstgiygas Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
For (sexy) Asgard!
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Xerxus81Wryta Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
This is one of my favorite pictures.
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DamionS Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
AWESOME! :thumbsup:
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osli1 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student General Artist
with all your work we can make a card game XD
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NoobWhompa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Such Perfection... It makes me belittle myself.
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ApusDeSoare Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
awesome work...
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KristoffersonBrice Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing
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vranca Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
your art is always a candy to my eyes!! awesome!^^V
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staravengers Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
super sweet...........!!!
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Fenris007 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Man why can't I get armor like this in Skyrim?
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Gosaka Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Very nice job :)
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Wildscenery Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
aaaah! you're soooo good at this D:
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
great this was one of the first works of your gallery that i saw some time ago i love it
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Fandiman Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Awesome! I love your art :P
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Vixenfighter Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Beautiful this is the image I was looking for to add to my collection. When I think of a valkyrie this is the image I see in my mind!WELL DONE and keep drawing I really do love all of your work!!
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ALNewbrink Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
This is indeed a very beautiful piece. While I admit that I have always pictured the Valkyries differently, I must admit, this is an equally (if not more so) impressive drawing.
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TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
This is a beautiful piece!
I have just learned about valkyries from off of the web and this page.
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medicatedbliss Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Id love to use this as a starting design for my back tattoo im me so we can negotiate pricing please
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feargiebear Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
can i use one of these as a cover for my book?
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illifas Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Top notch. Very sexy.
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Zeyinca Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
beautiful!
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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Better than the ones from the Max Payne movie !
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LeofromBr Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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Yezik Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
dem hips
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
This just looks incredible <D
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elguayomty Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
bellisima
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XxW4loRdxX Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
:O ... :D
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Ermin96 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
love it :D
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BarbarianBabes Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous! love the strong body
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RpxTecno Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Loved it =3 xD
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Ialmar Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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VaryagOfMiklagaard Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow I am really impressed. This is so much win and awesome!
Allthought I very much doubt that Valks went into battle with just a Breast-plate and leather thong of shielding, as power as those are though.
All though I dont ever recall Valks having wings.
Still awesome nuff to fav and like!
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idoodle2 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG SO COOOLLLLL!!! :squee:
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Draaky Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconiheartitplz:
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GioIlCavaliere Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Genzo, you've done it again.
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LuLu242 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing!
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