Nanna

Nanna - Acrylic on canvas 30x30 - 2014 By: Arith Härger

Nanna – Acrylic on canvas 30×30 – 2014 By: Arith Härger

Nanna – Acrylic on canvas 30×30 – 2014
A painting I’ve done almost 2 years ago.

Nanna is the Norse goddess wife of Baldr and mother of the god of justice – Forseti. There are two versions concerning her death. She died of grief when her husband died, or, she thrown herself into the funeral pyre where her husband’s body was, and set it aflame, thus dying and following her husband into Helheim. Either way, she greatly loved her husband, and she was so faithful to her own heart, that she couldn’t live without the only thing that brought her mirth. Her ultimate sacrifice was in the name of love.

Nanna the Norse goddess is not to be confused with the Sumerian/Akkadian goddess Inanna/Ištar, which was actually the goddess of love, but also fertility and warfare. Also not to be confused with the Sumerian/Akkadian god of the moon, Nanna/Sîn, the consort of Inanna.

 

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