Vidar, god of vengeance

Brushwood grows and high grass

widely in Vidar's land

and there the son proclaims on his horse's back

that he's keen to avenge his father.

– Grímnismál 17, Larrington Translation

 

There's not a lot of information in the Norse mythology books on Vidar, but his most epic moment by far is avenging the death of his father, Odin. Vidar uses his magic iron shoe to crush Fenrir's jaw and then ends the beast.

The original fantasy painting was done in oil and measures 18" x 24".

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