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Hræsvelgr

Here's my take on Hræsvelgr (pronounced "fresvelgurr", sometimes written Hræsvelg, or Hresvelgr), who is, in Norse mythology, a jötunn (giant) taking the form of a huge eagle that sits at the end of the world, the northern edge of heavens. By beating his vast wings, he creates a cold wind that spreads through all the worlds of Yggdrasil. His name means "Corpse swallower", perhaps because he sometimes goes to Helheim to catch some dead to feed on them ?

I actually thought about adding more elements to this design (like chains gushing out of his cosmic wings), but I was kind of disappointed... so I just kept this basic idea of an "ice cosmic eagle" !

Here's my take on Hræsvelgr (pronounced "fresvelgurr", sometimes written Hræsvelg, or Hresvelgr), who is, in Norse mythology, a jötunn (giant) taking the form of a huge eagle that sits at the end of the world, the northern edge of heavens.

Here's my take on Hræsvelgr (pronounced "fresvelgurr", sometimes written Hræsvelg, or Hresvelgr), who is, in Norse mythology, a jötunn (giant) taking the form of a huge eagle that sits at the end of the world, the northern edge of heavens.