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RAGNAROK by soys RAGNAROK by soys
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Dans la mythologie nordique, le Ragnarök (littéralement Consommation du Destin des Puissances) est la bataille de la fin du monde, le destin auquel ne peuvent échapper les dieux, la destruction d'Ásgard et le renouveau du monde.

Étapes du renouveau:
Cet affrontement qui prendra place sur la plaine de Vígríd opposera les dieux, les Ases, menés par Odin (sur son cheval à 8 jambes, au centre) et appuyés par les guerriers morts au combat (j'ai représenté différentes époques, chevalier du moyen-âge, cuirassier napoléonien, hoplite grec, officier romain, marine's, Attila roi des Huns, une valkyrie, vikings...) s'entraînant dans la Valhöll, les Einherjar, aux fils de Muspell menés par Surt, aux géants de glace (en arrière plan à droite) et à Loki, le dieu du feu (au premier plan à gauche), ainsi que divers monstres dont le loup Fenrir et le monstre marin Jörmungand. Ces derniers recevront l'appui des morts indignes du Niflhel, l'enfer.

Fenrir, le plus féroce des monstres, tuera Odin avant d'être achevé par Vidar. Après un long combat, Thor tuera finalement Jörmungand, mais il périra peu après des suites du venin que le serpent lui a craché dessus durant la bataille. Loki et Heimdall (en arrière plan à gauche, avec une tête d'épée et des dents en or), le gardien de la porte d'Ásgard, mourront aussi. Týr, pour sa part, tuera un autre loup géant du nom de Garm mais succombera ensuite à ses blessures après sa victoire. La plupart des autres dieux et géants finiront aussi par mourir au combat.

Plusieurs dieux survivront notamment les fils d' Odin, Vidar, Vali et Hœnir ; les fils de Thor, Modi et Magni qui hériteront de Mjollnir son marteau. Quant à Baldr il reviendra du monde des ténèbres.

Seuls deux humains, Lif et Lifthrasir, qui au début de la bataille auront trouvé refuge dans l'arbre sacré Yggdrasil, survivront. Après le carnage ils en redescendront et pourront reconstruire un nouveau monde et une nouvelle humanité.


Transcription et terminologie:
Transcrit après la christianisation de la Scandinavie, le mythe tel qu'il nous est parvenu est marqué par une nette influence chrétienne. La principale source primaire concernant Ragnarök est la Völuspá.


Sources: Wikipedia [link] + l'Edda (récits de mythologie nordique) par Snorri Sturluson

Environ 50 personnages sont peints, impossible de les représenter tous sur une seule peinture.

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In Norse mythology, Ragnarok or Ragnarök ("Fate of the Gods" ) is the final battle waged between the Æsir, led by Odin, (with his 8-legged horse) and the various forces of the giants or Jötnar, including Loki(god of fire, represented on the left side), followed by the destruction of the world and its subsequent rebirth. Not only will most of the gods, giants (ice giant on the right side) and monsters involved perish in this apocalyptic conflagration, but almost everything in the universe will be torn asunder and destroyed.

In Viking warrior society, dying honorably in battle could earn a man a place in Valhalla with the gods, on whose side he would fight during Ragnarök as one of the einherjar. Dying of illness or old age was considered ignominious and earned a man an afterlife in Hel. In the Norse pantheon, the gods themselves were doomed to die in battle at Ragnarök. Exactly what will happen, who will fight whom, and the fates of the participants in this battle were well known to the Norse peoples from the Sagas and skaldic poetry. The Völuspá ("Prophecy of the Völva") — the first lay of the Poetic Edda and dating from about A.D. 1000 — spans the history of the old gods, from the beginning of time to Ragnarok, in 65 stanzas. The Prose Edda, put in writing some two centuries later by Snorri Sturluson, describes in detail what takes place before, during, and after the battle.

What seems eschatologically unique about Ragnarök is that the gods already know through prophecy what is going to happen — when the event will occur, who will be slain by whom, and so forth. They even realize that they are powerless to prevent it but nevertheless bravely and defiantly face their bleak destiny. This is thought by some scholars to represent the ordered world (the Æsir) eventually succumbing to the unavoidable forces of chaos and entropy (the giants).

Since its a huge battle, i only represented about 50 caracters coming from several ages like gods, giants, monsters, valkyrie, napoleonic cruiser, Attila king of the Huns, hoplite, marine's, roman officer, middle-age knight, vikings...

Sources: l'Edda by Snorri Sturluson + Wikipedia [link]

I give permission to all the clubs i belong to to display my work :)
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Bowtothedrow Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The artwork, as I'm sure you've heard plenty of times over the last several years, is fantastic! But I will also add that you significantly enhanced the piece's significance and profoundness by including the story below. I must say that this has reawakened my interest in Norse mythology, and that the final product is truly remarkable :)
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Do i see Nazi zombies in Ragnarok?
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steverlfs Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Absolutely stunning! A great work! Makes me want a luxury cruise on the S. S. Naglfar!
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dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
bellissimo
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soys Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thanks
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scalpinock Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Je...je....j'adore!C'est encore plus parlant que dans l'Edda.
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soys Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Wow merci pour le compliment :ambulance::faint:
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Your work has been featured here [link] Please, :+favlove: the article if you like it, so that more people can see it :)
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oyot29 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
PRETTY AWESOME
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soys Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
many thanks :)
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