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Gulveig by NatasaIlincic Gulveig by NatasaIlincic
artwork for Fate of the Norns new game. Watercolour.

"Who was Gulveig? This enigmatic goddess was the Vanir's secret weapon in the war with the Aesir gods. Her ability to intensify greed and despair allowed her to single-handedly bring the war to a crippling end. Hey magic drove the Aesir to bicker and fight with one another- to the cusp of civil war. Odin, in his infinite wisdom knew what had to be done.
It is said that Odin's spear, the legendary Gungnir normally strikes foes dead on the initial blow... but in Gulveig's case it took three mighty and desperate blows to drive the life out of her body. Even then, fearing her regenerative powers, the Aesir gods created a molten pyre and burned her.
Alas the inferno consumed her body, but failed to destroy her heart. And for some inexplicable reason, the trickster god Loki was drawn to it. Rooting through the ashes, he found her black heart and ate it. Loki's most heinous deeds would follow this calamitous event.
Archaic fables speak that Gulveg will rise anew when a perfect storm of intense emotion beckons her back from beyond the veil!"


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kakkupannu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
This picture was used in some e-journal. i saw it on my Facebook feed.
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
really? any way of finding where?
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kakkupannu Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
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KaliannShevlin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
Simply amazing
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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AlrikN Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Interesting
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Svetlovska Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Very evocative. I have pm'ed you re this image. Excellent work, thank you!
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
thanks ^^
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iocthulhu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really tripping me out, because as an active Gullveig worshiper, this looks exactly like how I think of her. You have done such a nice job, on this, and all the gods. You have an insane amount of talent. <3
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it ^^
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Marius-Creb Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Positively badass. Gullveig is one of my favorite goddesses.
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! (:
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Very nice colours!
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Teatime-Assassin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
This is so perfect :)
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you! (:
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Taina-dOS Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy and beautiful! Well done!!! :D
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Svartulf Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Damn, i love your work!!!
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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anrrie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Amazing! Very wonderful work as always. I really love all your art.
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! (:
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Brandon1920 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice face paint! Thanks for including Gulveig's story.
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! ^^
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MistiqueStudio Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just wrote a little spiel about how the name Gullveig is in fact only mentioned in the poem Voluspa, with no mention of Loki eating her heart...and then I saw that this is artwork for a game. So I'm assuming the artistic liberty with the character description is theirs, LOL.

Anyway, killer picture! Love the ravens!
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're assuming right! As far as I know there's not much about her in the Edda, apart from the story of being burned three times and coming back, she's quite an enigmatic being.
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Hecci666 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, exquisite! I love how you added the information, too. :D
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks! (:
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Hecci666 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
* :iconlcakeplz:
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Hecci666 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconlcakeplz*:
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Tariray Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is grea! it has a feel similar to Jessica Galbreth's stuff
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'll check out her work (:
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Cenomnia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Very beautiful !! :)
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you (:
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Guericke Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Very good and very mystical work!
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks (:
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