Artwork Explained: Valhalla

Artwork Explained: Valhalla

This week we launched the incredible, Norse inspired Valhalla apparel range. This range is inspired by Valhalla, which is a hall of slain Viking warriors located in Asgard. The Viking warriors who live there, do so blissfully after their death under the leadership of Odin. This range is also created by the artist Michael Canada, who created last weeks collection the Sleipnir apparel range. The ranges are connected to tell a story of how Odin would ride Sleipnir to visit Valhalla and his warriors there. Find out more about the Sleipnir collection in the Artwork Explained: Sleipnir blog post.

Valhalla is depicted and said to be a splendid palace with a roof of shields, where the fallen warriors feast on the flesh of a boar slaughtered everyday and the same boar is made whole again each evening. They drink liquor that flows from the udders of a goat, and their pass time there is fighting one another every day. It is said that they would live there until the Ragnarök, when they will march out of the Five Hundred and fourty doors of the palace in order to fight at the side of Odin against the giants. When heroes fall in battle it is said that Odin needs them in Valhalla in order to strengthen his forces for the Ragnarök.

On the Shirts, Sweaters, blankets and Hoodie's in this collection there is depiction of Huginn and Muninn intertwined with Jormungandr as well as other depictions of Valhalla. On the Sleeves of the tops and legs of the joggers, leggings and shorts there is a depiction of the rearing eight legged Sleipnir and on the back of the tops there is a depiction of the Glorious hall of Valhalla and the staircase leading into Valhalla. On the boardshorts there is a depiction of Odin himself and on the opposite leg to the artwork on all of the bottoms there is a background washed depiction of Valhalla. 

We hope you love this collection just as much as we do! 

-Lunafide Team <3

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