Wodan’s wild hunt by Carl Emil Doepler. The Wild Hunt is an ancient folk myth prevalent across Northern, Western and Central Europe. A spectral group of huntsmen in mad pursuit across the skies.The hunters may be the dead or the fairies. Seeing the Wild Hunt was thought to presage some catastrophe such as war or plague, or death of the one who saw it. Mortals getting in the path of or following the Hunt could be kidnapped and brought to the land of the dead.
Wotan on Sleipner — Arthur Rackham illustration for Wagner's Ring Of The Nibelung In Norse mythology, Sleipnir is Odin’s eight-legged horse — described as the best of all horses — who is sometimes ridden to the location of Hel.
The story of the Wild Hunt is a tale found throughout both Celtic and Norse folk lore. In all the tales, the hunters are generally the same: a phantasmal, spectral group of huntsmen with the accoutrements of hunting (horns, whips, bow and arrow, etc), with horses and hounds in mad pursuit across the night skies or along the ground, or just above it.
#Morkvarg is an official concept artwork for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the video game created by CD PROJEKT RED and GWENT, the Witcher card game. The artist that made this image is Marek Madej. This limited edition Certified Art Giclee™ print is part of the official The Witcher fine art collection by Cook & Becker and CD PROJEKT RED. The print is hand-numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist. #TheWitcher3 #CDprojektred