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Laufey or Nál is a figure from Norse mythology, the mother of Loki and consort of Farbauti. Eddic poetry refers to Loki by the matronym Loki Laufeyjarson.
Nál means "needle"; according to Sörla þáttr, Laufey was also called this because she was "both slender and weak." The meaning of Laufey is less clear but is generally taken to be "full of leaves"; as Fárbauti means "dangerous hitter," there is a possible nature mythological interpretation with lightning hitting the leaves or needles of a tree to give rise to fire.

Artwork for Gulveig, Fate of the Norns (kickstarter here, take a look! >> www.kickstarter.com/projects/a… ).

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RattyCat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work. I really like the composition with her surrounded by pine and the window with the still but also kind of stormy looking sky behind her.
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
thank you ^^
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OLIVER-YOUNG Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
But , you know very well this mythology .                                                                                                                                                                      
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AkhillesY Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
Beautiful
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shebyperez1995 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Student Writer
Thank you! You know I hate how Marvel made Laufey Loki's father instead and then never mention Farbauti except in fan fiction(which I love including when the author makes the frost giants hermaphrodites which makes Loki one-even though he's a shape shifter so he could turn himself into anyone male or female, I believe he even turned himself into Sif-which means either of them could have birthed him.) Although, I remember reading/listening to a story where Loki was born from a burning tree that was struck by lightning. Know anything about it? And except for the implication that it would make him the son Thor and an earth goddess, I forget names, I think I prefer it.
Anyway, love the art. Keep it up.
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
Laufey means "needle/full of leaves" and Farbauti "dangerous hitter", with reference to lightning --> burning tree :D
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oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Just as she ought to look like! Perfect portrait in every way.
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^
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Taina-dOS Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful *-*
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you (:
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Taina-dOS Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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WukashGrochocki Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
love this entire series! great job :)
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks! :D
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WukashGrochocki Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
welcome! the entire series is great I see you've been putting quiet an effort into it! 
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darkcryonic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
The other translation is "Leaf (or leafy) Island"
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Iam-Loki Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Actually, "Laufey" means "full of leaves". Fárbauti was the father, Fárbauti means "dangerous hitter". "Dangerous beater" and "full of leaves" is possibly the meaning of rise to fire since a lightning could easily lid leaves on fire, the fire is Loki.
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!!
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skycladarts Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
I agree, very beautifully crafted!
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece, wow.
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you! (:
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Beautiful :D
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks :D
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
No problem is so brilliant :D
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Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool and atmospheric! Your painting style is amazing.
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! (:
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing job!! :hug: It's very cool. I didn't know this!
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! (:
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome!! :hug:
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Brandon1920 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the way you did her hair!
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Hecci666 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! I love the info, too!
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alekgorn Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Laufey isn`t lokis`s son ?

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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Laufey is Loki's mother!
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alekgorn Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh really.. sorry. i made a mistake... never learned much of norse mythology...
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Guericke Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
This is really great work! I hope to see more artwork in this serie in the nearest future)
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
I just want to say I totally love these mythological works of yours!
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! (:
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HelenaCarter Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Once again I can only say I love it! One question: Where do you get your information about the characters you draw?
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Books, internet, people with similar interests!
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HelenaCarter Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :) 
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