Valkyries

Brunnhilde Implores the Valkyries, illustration from The Rhinegold and the Valkyrie, Arthur Rackham

Snow White by Arthur Rackham, 1909

Snow White by Arthur Rackham, 1909

Loki, Alberich and Odin-Arthur Rackham    Loki, himself a shape-shifter, pretends to be alarmed by Alberich’s ability to take the form of a serpent.  He pretends to doubt Alberich’s ability to shift into smaller forms, at which Alberich transforms into a frog.  Odin and Loki then trapped the frog and stole his magical helmet.

Horrible dragon, O swallow me not! Spare the life of poor Loge!', illustration from 'The Rhinegold and the Valkyrie', 1910

‘Brünnhilde and Siegfried’ by Arthur Rackham. In the Volsung Saga the Valkyrie Brynhildr fell in love with the mortal Sigurd.

‘Brünnhilde and Siegfried’ by Arthur Rackham. In the Volsung Saga the Valkyrie Brynhildr fell in love with the mortal Sigurd.

"Freia, the fair one" (modified) by Arthur Rackham    Illustration from 'The Rhinegold and the Valkyrie' 1910    Arthur Rackham  Watercolor, pen & ink  [English Golden Age Illustrator, 1867-1939]

"Freia, the fair one" (modified) by Arthur Rackham Illustration from 'The Rhinegold and the Valkyrie' 1910 Arthur Rackham Watercolor, pen ink [English Golden Age Illustrator,

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