Perna Studios is very excited to announce our third trading card set entitled Classic Mythology. This set will focus on 5 timeless Classic Mythologies that we have all come to love and enjoy during our lifetime. The mythologies spotlighted in this set are Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Celtic and Native American. We have an impressive list of artists involved on this set working on both base/promo cards and sketch cards. Set scheduled to be released in early Spring 2014.
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This awesome sketch art card of Hel from Norse Mythology is drawn by the very talented artist Irma Ahmed for our Classic Mythology II trading card set.
Hel - In Norse Mythology, Hel was the Daughter of Loki and goddess of the underworld (keeper of the dead), Niflheim. She was thrown into Niflheim by Odin, who decreed that she must rule over men who died of sickness or old age. She was frightening to look at. In some accounts she reclines on a bed called Disease and half of her body is rotting and decayed. In other accounts half of her face is flesh and half is blank. In other accounts half of her face is flesh and half is blue. In the Prose Edda book Gylfaginning, her appearance is described as half-black/decayed and half-flesh colored, and as further having a gloomy, down-cast appearance. The Scandinavian word Hel originally simply meant the place where the dead go, but this became personified into the goddess Hel. The English word, Hell, naturally derives from the Scandinavian. She had playing key role in the attempted resurrection of the god Balder.
But in the original Prose-Edda, written by Snorri himself, Hel's first appearance was when she was merely a girl and Loki was holding her in his arms, Loki showed Odin his daughter and she is described as half human-skinned, half blue-skinned. Half of her was a beautiful and warm face, the other half was simply blue and ice-cold. Loki had brought her and his children to Odin at his request, Odin gave the children purposes. Hel's purpose was to become the queen of Nifflheim and establish law and order and the dead would be her subjects (she was kind of like a "queen of the zombies" lol).
Here is an illustration based on Snorri's description of Hel: digital-art-gallery.com/oid/97…