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Gods of the old west by Pachycrocuta Gods of the old west by Pachycrocuta
Just this idea that I had for how Norse mythology might play out in a different setting.

"They say yew can't kill that one-eyed man. That they hung him fer nine days, daown in Abilene, once, and it didn't kill him none. They say he rides into town on a big eight-wheeled Union Pacific locomotive, an' sometimes he travels with a railroad worker and a little Navajo magic-worker, an' sometimes he travels alone, jus' him an' two carrion crows constantly circlin' his head.

"They say that wherever he goes, trouble follows."
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ELLOCABRUJA Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
love it
Pachycrocuta Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Yay, thanks!
lunaticvee27 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting, and very cool.
Gamiel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
There is many tall-tales about one-eyed man – they say his rifle never misses or that its bullets will pierce a locomotive, as if the harden steel was nothing more than animal skins. Some say that the railroad worker who sometime travel whit him is his son with an powerful voodoo lady from New Orleans, some versions of the story is that she is his wife, if that is true it has not stopped him from having a good eye to other women or so the stories goes. Depending upon the teller or the version of the yarn he is either known as Old man Wednesday, One-eyed Dr. Grey, Old Greycoat and many, many more, but what all the tales agree upon is that wherever he travels, trouble rides beside him.
Gamiel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
I second anything positive that anyone before me have written about this picture! I hope you do some more along the same line.
dv-girl Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
This could make a good foundation for a comic.
Athelind Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Nice concept, nice translation.
mediv Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Fenris and Garmr could make for some BIG, mean dogs... I agree, the concept is wonderful. Especialy old west Odin..Heh, One-Eyed Wensday..
bossgoji Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Wow. That's an AWESOME concept, and I love the artwork.

I'm wondering how this might play out with the rest of the Pantheon, and the rest of the whole Ragnarok cycle... the dawn of automatic firearms would be a great way to represent the "death" of the old world, while trains are an obvious stand-in for Jormungandr. Fenris would be harder to place, though.
Gamiel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
He could still be the gigantic sun eating wolf, after all wolves was not so uncommon in the frontiers.

What I wonder is if the giants are all going to be represented by redskins?
Pachycrocuta Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
I'd figured that the Jotuns would be Lakota (Loki is sort of like them, but he isn't one of them per se), and Ragnarok would be vaguely based on the Great Ghost Dance; this big apocalyptic event which clears everything and leads to a much better world.

Not sure what all the various monsters would be.
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