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    Svipdag ?

    Excuse my ignorance, but who is Svipdag ? He looks like a boy playing warrior. He has the face of a boy, the gangly body of a teenager, and carries a sword which is too big for him. Still, he towers over Freya. Altogether, he is a puzzling figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egil Skallagrimsson
    Excuse my ignorance, but who is Svipdag ? He looks like a boy playing warrior. He has the face of a boy, the gangly body of a teenager, and carries a sword which is too big for him. Still, he towers over Freya. Altogether, he is a puzzling figure.
    He same some relation to Ullr.... forgot what, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egil Skallagrimsson
    Excuse my ignorance, but who is Svipdag ? He looks like a boy playing warrior. He has the face of a boy, the gangly body of a teenager, and carries a sword which is too big for him. Still, he towers over Freya. Altogether, he is a puzzling figure.
    Check out this link, from Rydberg's mythology:

    http://www.vaidilute.com/books/norro...4.html#svipdag

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egil Skallagrimsson
    Excuse my ignorance, but who is Svipdag ? He looks like a boy playing warrior. He has the face of a boy, the gangly body of a teenager, and carries a sword which is too big for him. Still, he towers over Freya. Altogether, he is a puzzling figure.
    So the artist draws people kinda strangely, look at the Gods in the other pics, I wouldn't hold that against Svipdag! Personaly I find some of the overblown muscle pics of Gods annoying, but hey, what would art be if everyone had exactly the same taste I don't even love those pics but I do find them facinating somehow.

    Thanks for that link Torquil, I haven't been keeping up on things and my Rydberg is hard copy

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    Please don't think me foolish for noticing this, but the title of this thread is so revealing "God Pictures."

    It says a lot about how we think about the divine--it isn't something 'out there,' 'out of reach,' 'better than we can ever be so crawl in the dirt like the worm you are.':thumbsdow

    No, we have pictures! And while they are not photographs, they certainly show that we see our gods as immanent, relevant to our lives, as exemplars and as real beings (not matter if you hold that they are myth-representatives of real principles--the working word here is real). As compared to all that illogical doublespeak that fills the lives of most people of other faith traditions.

    How many of us would be really be surprised if we turned the bend of a hiking trail to find Frigg striding toward us or Odin leaning on his staff and looking out over a meadow. Amazed? Yes. Rather a bit animated? :runaway Perhaps. But surprised? I doubt it.

    "God pictures." Tell your friends--we got 'em.

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    Svipdag

    Well, yes, Sifsvina, but my point was Is he supposed to be a very young warrior who was given or inherited a sword rather too big for him ? I seem to recall that there are quite a few legends in various traditions, about a young fellow who finds himself in that position.

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    Thanks to Torquil

    The reference to Rydberg's Mythology in Torquil's post has clarified Svipdag's ancestry, identity, and career. I hadn't realized that he was a major hero and the husband of a goddess as well as the progenitor of a line of kings in Midgard.

    The drawing makes sense. At the time shown, he was an awkward boy with a great hero's sword. Thanks, Torquil, for the information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torquil
    Thor - This one is part of a stamp series from the Faroe Is. see here


    Heimdall and Loki at Ragnarok

    The picture of Heimdall and Loki at Ragnarok was great!!
    Realy cool picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torquil
    And there's the ever popular...
    Coolest picture i've ever seen!!
    some day i will get that tattooed on my arm!

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    Didnt think it was that cool. Shouldnt be horns on the helm in my opinion.

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