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 Abstract Art of  Edward R. Rogaishio    

NORSE MYTHOLOGY

Oil Paintings by Edward R. Rogaishio

COME AND WANDER THROUGH THIS COLLECTION

OF THE POWERS AND WONDERS OF THE GODS,

 GODDESSES, CREATURES AND PLACES FOUND

 IN OLD SCANDINAVIAN MYTHOLOGY.

 

 

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All are priced at $2,800,

Except 'ODIN' which is $5,600.

 

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01. ODIN     The supreme deity and creator of the cosmos and human beings. He is the god of wisdom, 
war, art, culture and the dead. Also, he is associated with learning, poetry and magic.

 

 

 

 

02. FRIGG     Or Frigga. Wife of Odin. Goddess of the sky. She was worshipped as the protector of married love and housewives. A bunch of keys was her symbol. Frigg had two sons, Balder, the god of light, and Hoder, the blind god of darkness. Frigg's name survives in the English word Friday (Frigg's day). In German mythology, Frigg was sometimes identified with Freya, the goddess of love.

 

 

 

 

03. BALDER Or Baldur. The god of light and joy. Frigga, his mother, having dreamed that Balder's life was threatened, extracted and oath from the forces and objects in nature, animate and inanimate, that they 
would not harm Balder, but she forgot the mistletoe. The gods, thinking Balder was safe, cast darts and 
stones at him. The malicious giant Loki, put a twig of mistletoe in the hands of Balder's twin, Hoder, 
god of darkness, and directed his aim at Balder, who fell pierced to the heart. After the death of Balder, 
Odin sent another son, the messenger Hermod, to the underworld to plead for Balder's return. The god 
would be released only if everything in the world would weep for him. Everything wept except an old woman 
in a cave, and Balder could not return to life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 04. VALHALLA     Hall of the slain heroes, ruled by the king of the gods, Odin, in the realm of the gods, Asgard. The hall had 540 doors, through each of which 800 heroes could walk abreast, and the roof was made of shields. The heroes fought during the day, but their wounds healed before night, when they banqueted with Odin.

 

 

 

 

05. VIKING     The Vikings were Norsemen who roamed the northern seas plundering the coast 
of Europe in the 8th to 10th centuries. They have been credited with the discovery of Iceland, 
Greenland, and the New World. The bodies of slain heroes were set adrift in vessels set afire.

 

 

 

 

06. VALKYRIE     One of a band of warrior maidens that include Svava and Brunhild, who served as
 choosers of warriors slain in battle and then conducted them to Valhalla.

 

 

 

 

07. THOR     The god of thunder, eldest son of Odin. Thor was the strongest of the Aesir, 
the chief gods, whom he helped protect from their enemies, the giants. He had a magic hammer, 
which he threw with the aid of iron gloves and which always returned to him. Thunder was supposed
 to be the sound of the rolling of his chariot. Thursday is named for Thor.

 

 

 

 

08. FREY     He was the god of fruitfulness, prosperity and peace and was the bestower of
 sunlight and rain. He wakened the earth from the long sleep of winter, and prayers for a 
bountiful harvest were addressed to him. 
His sister was Freya, and his wife, Gerd. His chief shrine was at Uppsala, in Sweden.

 

 

 

 

09. FREYA     Goddess of love, fertility and beauty, sometimes identified as the goddess of battle and death. Her father was Njord, a fertility god. Blond, blue-eyed and beautiful, Freya traveled on a golden-bristled boar or in a chariot drawn by cats. She resided in the celestial realm of Folkvang, where it was her privilege to receive half of all the warriors slain in battle; Odin received the other half at Valhalla.

 

 

 

 

10. FAFNIR     The dragon that guarded the Nibelung's (Burgundian Kings) gold hoard until it was slain by Sigurd.

 

 

 

 

11. NIFLHEIM     The abode of the dead. A place of cold and darkness.

 

 

 

 

12. HEL     The goddess of the dead. She dwelt beneath one of the three roots of the sacred ash tree Yggdrasil, and was the daughter of Loki, a giant and the spirit of mischief or evil, and the giantess Angerbotha. Odin, the All-Father, hurled Hel into Niflheim, the realm of cold and darkness, itself known as Hel, over which he gave her sovereign authority.

 

 

 

 

13. LOKI     The handsome giant who represented mischief and evil and was possessed of great cunning and knowledge. He was responsible for the death of Balder, god of light and joy. According to the Poetic Edda, Loki and Hel will lead the forces of evil against the Aesir, or gods, in the titanic struggle of RagnaroK, at 
the end of the world.

 

 

 

 

14. YGGDRASIL     The huge ash tree that overspreads the world and binds earth, hell and heaven together. It reached through all time and space but it was perpetually under attack by Nidhogg, the evil serpent. The fountain of Mimir, source of hidden wisdom, lay under a root of the tree.

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