A fine example of how choreographed longsword combat with historical techniques can be entertaining while still remaining grounded in reality.
I did these paintings for the album “Með Vættum” by the Icelandic metal band Skálmöld. The inspiration comes partly from Heimskringla, an Icelandic
Saga, but also from the amazing lyrics written by Ásgeir Jón Ásgeirsson.
album tells the story of an unknown heroine who grows up with the wights
(mythical creatures), protecting the land from harm.
Meet twelve women who have transformed the phrase “you play like a girl” into a huge compliment! Among them are Mo’ne Davis, a 13-year-old baseball pitcher who made history when she threw a complete-game shut out that led her team to the Little League World Series; Erin Dimeglio, the first varsity high school football quarterback in the state of Florida; and Billie Jean King, who won 39 Grand Slam titles in tennis.
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“You should all ask yourself what do you feel when you are defeated. Are you blaming others, feeling depressed, or are you filled with passion, ready to take the challenge again? All those of you who have played on the field will have tasted defeat, there’s no player who has not lost before, however the best players, as a tribute to all their efforts, will give everything they’ve got to stand up again, the ordinary players will take a while to get back on their feet, while the losers will remain flat on the field. Do not be ashamed about being defeated, to be defeated and to not stand up is what you should be ashamed of.”
-University of Texas Longhorn Head coach, Darrell Royal