Work in progress. here’s beast i did on @vik_flo_b before i start work on florence tomorrow. this canine is garm, hel’s hound and defeater of tyr, the norse war god at ragnarök. some stories refer to garm as a hound, others as a wolf. he is said to guard the gates to hel’s domain and is bloodstained. the knots around his legs symbolise his fetters breaking, as it is told happens at ragnarök. it’s interesting how many similarities garm has with the fenris wolf.. i wonder if they where the same beast at some point, their stories diverged in different regions and where reunited in the tales we know them both from today.
i had the jelling viking art style in mind while i drew this out, although it’s not strictly following the artistic rules of the style in many ways. garm actually looks like a wolf dog for a start, and not a spaghetti monster!
it was a pleasure to meet you florian, looking forward to seeing what music we come up with at the weekend :d #garm#garmr#norse#norsetattoo#norsemythology#nordic#nordictattoo#nordicmythology#viking#vikingtattoo#knotwork#knotworktattoo#dotwork#dotworktattoo#nordicwolf
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