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Binding of Loki by samflegal Binding of Loki by samflegal

"The Binding of Loki" is based on the myth from the Prose Edda about Loki's final capture:

Loki angered the Gods for the last time, was hunted down and eventually captured. Once taken Loki could not escape the might of Thor's great strength. Odin used his magic to turn Loki's son Vali into a wolf, who killed his brother Nari. Loki was taken beneath the earth and placed on 3 stones. Holes were made in the center of each stone, and Odin used Nari's guts, threaded through the center of the stones, to bind Loki.

Skadi, goddess of winter and former lover of Loki, was so angered by his betrayal of the Gods that she placed a venomous snake above Loki's head. The snake dripped its poison into Loki's face causing him to shake the earth in pain. His only solace was his faithful wife Sigyn who collected the poison in a bowl, but it would grow full and need to be emptied, causing Loki to writhe in pain yet again.

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Given 2015-05-10
Binding of Loki by samflegal

An emotionally gripping piece in wonderfully detailed composition. ( Suggested by lovelessdevotions and Featured by MidnightExigent )
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, poor Loki. He just wanted to have some fun..
Not his fault the æsir didn't get his jokes. :)
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leontinees Featured By Owner May 23, 2016
What an amazing composition! :wow:
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samflegal Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MademoiselleOrtie Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome !
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samflegal Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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gcw1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015   Traditional Artist

Great technique and composition!

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samflegal Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!
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DWestmoore Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Cool!
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samflegal Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Chee-boo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist
Congrats on the DD! It looks amazing :noes:
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samflegal Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconsamflegal:
samflegal Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
It's my pleasure! :)

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:iconthecorinna:
TheCorinna Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this artwork so much! great expressions!
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:iconsamflegal:
samflegal Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!
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jellyjango Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
really raw expressions! 
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:iconsamflegal:
samflegal Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Blood-and-Lace Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Artist
This is so fucking brutal. I love it. 
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samflegal Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!
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Ururuty Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
cool
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samflegal Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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siahposh Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...this is horrible,DARE THEM TO MAKE A SCENE WITH THIS AND TOM!!!
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samflegal Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Fortunately Tom's not Loki from the Myth just comics. ;)
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siahposh Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks God! :faint:
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TheRainHasCleared Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
yeah thats nice but why isnt this rated mature? theres gore....
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning work and detail - congrats on the DD
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samflegal Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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SirMimsyPompingdon Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Awesome work and great description! 
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samflegal Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!
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ReedenLandshey Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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samflegal Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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mea00 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! Congrats on the DD
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samflegal Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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krasblak Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!
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samflegal Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!
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darkfary93 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
i knew this  from before :) poor Loki thought
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Thom0873 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant piece.
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samflegal Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Siansaar Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:iconnathanexplosionplz: Brutal
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samflegal Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Love Deathclock!!!

Thanks!
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abdalrahmano Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Photographer
Madness wow wtf O.O incredible
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samflegal Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!
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CookieKitty-Meow844 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this is awesome! and one time i took a personality quiz ("Which norse god are you?" at some website) and it said i was Skadi xP 
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samflegal Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! Thanks!
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CookieKitty-Meow844 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
np :D
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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samflegal Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!

You too!
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure, thank you! Cuddling Practice by TheHugClub
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PeppermintSoda Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student
Looks like a Renaissance painting :XD:

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