Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Vidar killing Fenriz

source: wikipedia
Another popular nordic tattoo icon: after Fenriz ate Odin, Vidar, whose name means warrior of the forest, tears apart the mouth of the beast and kills it. Vidar, also called the silent one is after the death of Thor the strongest god of the new world. This design is based on the Gosforth cross, an Anglo Saxon stone cross, depicting mythological scenes, 10th century, drawing of the original shown above.