Monday, July 30, 2012

Sif's Field

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"In Norse mythology, Sif is a goddess associated with earth.  In both the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda, Sif is the wife of the god Thor and is known for her golden hair.  In the Prose Edda, Sif is named as the mother of the goddess Þrúðr by Thor and of Ullr with a father whose name is not recorded. The Prose Edda also recounts that Sif once had her hair shorn by Loki, and that Thor forced Loki to have a golden headpiece made for Sif, resulting in not only Sif's golden tresses but also five other objects for other gods.  Scholars have proposed that Sif's hair may represent fields of golden wheat, that she may be associated with fertility, family, wedlock..."
This image was created in Photoshop, bringing together several photographs, and doing quite a bit of digital work to make the image have the look and feeling for which I was going.

Mark Ludwig Stinson
Jotun's Bane Kindred
Temple of Our Heathen Gods