Artwork Explained: Dagr & Nótt

Artwork Explained: Dagr & Nótt

This week we are super excited to be releasing yet another incredible work of wearable art, the Dagr & Nótt apparel range inspired by the story of Skinfaxi and Hrímfaxi in Norse Mythology.

This extraordinary work of wearable art features a custom design created by the insanely talented @thesaxonstoryteller. Let's learn more about the artist and story behind our latest range. 

Horses played an important role in Norse Mythology and feature in many of Norse Mythology's most popular stories. Although it's debatable that Sleipnir, Odin's eight legged horse was most popular but without amazing steeds such as 
Skinfaxi (Shining Mane) and Hrimfaxi (Frosty Mane) there would be no day or night on Earth. 

It was told that after the gods created the world, they placed the sun and the moon in the sky in order to create day and night. Then Odin told the Goddess Nott a beautiful Giantess with black hair to drive her chariot pulled by her horse Hrímfaxi across the sky, and Nott's son Dag was told to drive his chariot across the sky, pulled by Skinfaxi. This is how they created day and night. 

A quote from the Prose Edda:

"Then Allfather took Night, and Day her son, and gave to them two horses and two chariots, and sent them up into the heavens, to ride round about the Earth every two half-days. Night rides before with the horse named Frosty-Mane, and on each morning he bedews the Earth with the foam from his bit. The horse that Day has is called Sheen-Mane, and he illumines all the air and the Earth from his mane." (Gylfaginning)

The Saxon Storyteller is an illustrator and artist renowned for his incredibly unique talent to capture characters from inspiration taken from artefacts and historical figures in an artistic form.

His artwork is mostly based on Folklore, Viking and Saxon mythology. You may also recognise The Saxon Story Teller's artwork from the Nordic Mythology podcast of which he is the main illustrator.

- Lunafide Team 🖤

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