The Allmother

Goddess of Motherhood

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thehangedgod:

"I should hope so", Odin grunted and buried his face in her hair, taking in the scent. Some part of him was still in disbelief of it all, as he has just begun to accept the reality of Frigga being gone. He wanted to make sure with his every sense that she was really here.

"It’s really me," she murmured, hugging him close.  "I swear it is, Odin."  Pulling back slightly, she smiled weakly up at her husband, brushing a hand through his hair.  "I wish that there had been another way to do what was necessary, but…"

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helshades:

Thor: The Dark World concept art by Jackson Sze.

We never really got to see much of Asgard onscreen, in spite of what Messrs. the producers like to proclaim in every interview, to see “the nooks and crannies” of the Realm Eternal—and judging from what little concept art we were allowed to gaze at, it’s a fucking shame.

Notably absent from the movie, Jane Foster’s tour of the capital, where we would have watched a few of its denizens in their daily occupations and other activities unrelated to a formal event.

  ▪ The “Chess” Players

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Many societies of Earth have a game similar to chess, actually, which is hardly a surprise when you consider it as a miniature battlefield, meant to challenge and discipline the strategic mind.

They look young, those two, don’t you think? I love the idea of a warm Asgardian afternoon spent playing with a friend near the lake.

  ▪ Odin Triumphant

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A commonplace view in the city, a colossal statue of the King; there are others around town, as well as figures of Bor and probably Buri, and an impressive number of animals such as boars and ravens, perhaps from local myths and legends.

  ▪ The Market Stall

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Hard to see what’s really displayed on this stall, but we’ve seen in one of the deleted scenes that there are great bowls of colourful spices outside the shops; the Asgardian civilisation is characterised by what I like to call the “Asgardian Paradox”: the incredible advancement of their technology doesn’t interfere with these people’s love for the simplicity and elegance of everything ancient.

  ▪ The Flying Barge

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Not a single horse in The Dark World even though director Alan Taylor expressed his love for the idea that Asgardian culture relied on them a great deal, but flying public transport, probably propelled by magnetic energy like the ball Jane Foster was admiring in the aforesaid deleted scene. The city of Asgard was built level upon level and water literally goes through many a building, high bridges connecting the blocks far above the roaring cascades.

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  ▪ Bonus: the Flying Tower

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This is actually a familiar sight straight from the first movie! Compare the concept art by Craig Shoji with the onscreen realisation:

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Unfortunately, the filmmakers decided, as is customary, against using the 3D to show beautiful landscapes and paying some kind of homage to the great concept artists who worked on their movies.

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thehangedgod:

With a sigh that felt like it was ripping the heart from his chest, Odin pulled Frigga into another embrace, holding her as tight as he dared. “By the Nine, I cannot believe you, woman! What are you made or, steel and dragon fire? Always the stronger of us two…”

Pressing her face against his shoulder, Frigga choked on a weak laugh.  ”I don’t know about the dragon fire, but I certainly have to be made of steel, being wed to you!”

She could remember a dozen different campaigns when she had been forced to wait at home.  Being pregnant when Odin was away had been torturous for her.  As queen, she had known from an early point in their marriage that she might lose Odin to war.  the knowledge never made the waiting any easier.  If anything, it filled her with even more fear.

It must have been torture for Odin to think she had died, she now realized with a sick jolt within her stomach.

"I swear by the Norns, this will never happen again," she said firmly.

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uprysing:

Mythology Meme: (3/7) Norse Gods/Goddesses ➝ "Frigg" In Norse mythology, Frigg or Frigga was said to be “foremost among the goddesses”. She is a goddess of marriage, motherhood, fertility, love, household management, and domestic arts. She has the power of prophecy although She does not tell what She knows. Frigg’s name means “love” or “beloved one” and was known among many northern European cultures with slight name variations over time.” Art from deviantart.com © (01)

uprysing:

Mythology Meme: (3/7) Norse Gods/Goddesses ➝ "Frigg"
In Norse mythology, Frigg or Frigga was said to be “foremost among the goddesses”. She is a goddess of marriage, motherhood, fertility, love, household management, and domestic arts. She has the power of prophecy although She does not tell what She knows. Frigg’s name means “love” or “beloved one” and was known among many northern European cultures with slight name variations over time.” Art from deviantart.com © (01)

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thehangedgod:

Odin lowered his head when Frigga spoke of her visions. They were well known to him, and sometimes he was eaten by jealousy, that Frigga would know the future in a way he never could. But he also knew the burden it was to her.

"So, you united them in vengeance. I hope that your visions were true, and they stay united." Odin shook his head. "Loki might look for a different kind of revenge."

"If he does, then I will throw him over my lap and tan his hide as if he were still a young child," Frigga said firmly.  "But I swear, Odin, I know that this will work.  It has to."

Holding her husband’s hands tightly in hers, Frigga closed her eyes.  ”I am so sorry.”

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thehangedgod:

Odin brushed Frigga’s slender fingers with his rough thumb, still uncertain if she was truly there, or had he lost his mind. “Our sons are gone. Thor broke Loki out, and escaped, with that little mortal and Aether. I am at loss, my love. Why did you deceive us all like this?” He could not hide pain in his voice.

So the brothers had indeed united in their purpose.  Relief flooded Frigga’s heart as she closed her eyes for a moment.  ”Because, my love,” she said slowly.  ”I knew that our sons must have a great reason to bring them together in a shared cause again.  You know of my foresight, my love,” she added with a wry smile.  ”I had a vision of what would come to pass both if our sons united to save Asgard, and of the doom that would befall all the Nine Realms if they did not.”

She didn’t want to go into further details about the second half of her vision.  It had been terrifying enough to see once.

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