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Lady Seidr by AmyWilkins Lady Seidr by AmyWilkins
Seidr is an Old Norse term for a type of sorcery practiced in ancient Scandinavia.  Basically an Old Norse Shamanism, and was generally practiced by women.  

Loved working on this one!  
~8 hours in PS
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Rhuen1 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
"generally practiced by women"

considering in most areas it was punishable by death for a man to practice witchcraft or divination this would be very true.
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AmyWilkins Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While that may be true in some cultures, "Seidr" is specific to Ancient Scandinavia.  While it was largely practiced by women, the sagas describe numerous examples of men practicing Seidr, including Odin himself.  

Though it was a respected (albeit feared) profession, the men who practiced it were labeled as "ergi" which means "unmanly" in ancient Norse.  So, really the only sacrifice male practitioners suffered was a social one, as being thought of as "unmanly" was a huge insult to the Ancient Norsemen.   
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AmyWilkins Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the feature!  
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Nebelelfe-Art Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
You're welcome! :)
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Incredible :D
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AmyWilkins Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
No problem ^^
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SillyPanda95 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!
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AmyWilkins Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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SillyPanda95 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Most welcome!
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
That's beautiful!
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AmyWilkins Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
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Vladimir12908 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
nice work
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AmyWilkins Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
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