Freya - Pencil and white pastel on toned paper.
Freya, the Norse goddess of love and beauty. She was always getting kidnapped or demanded as a bride (sort of like the Norse version of Princess Peach). Freya and her brother, Freyr, were two of the Vanir hostages sent to Asgard after the Aesir/Vanir war.
She owned a legendary necklace, the Brisingamen:
It has been suggested that it was a girdle, and again that it was a piece of amber, but the word men is generally used of a woman’s ornament worn at the neck…The meaning of the name has not been explained, and we do not know whether it was based on a family or tribal name, ‘the necklace of the Brisings’, or whether the reference is to the brightness of the ornament, from a rare form brisingr, ‘fire.’
-Gods and Myths of Northern Europe, H.R. Ellis Davidson
(Wasn't one of Christopher Paolini's books in the Eragon series called Brisingr?)
She had a carriage pulled by cats, and she also owned a feather cloak that let her turn into a falcon. Loki borrowed it several times, and Freya was always very generous about lending it.
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. In these past few weeks I've started a job at a library. While I was driving to my first day of work, my hood latch snapped and the hood flew up and crashed into my windshield. The windshield didn't break, but the hood was wrecked. My car is fixed now, but when I drive I still find myself staring nervously at the hood instead of the road.