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August 18, 2023 2 min read 1 Comment

In the world of mythology, few creatures capture our imagination like the Viking serpent, Jörmungandr. Known as the Midgard Serpent, this formidable beast encircles the world, embodying ancient power and intrigue. In our upcoming project, with cards expertly crafted by the talented illustrator Jody Eklund, with the serpent at its core, Forged not only pays homage to Norse mythology but also weaves a mesmerizing tapestry of artistry and symbolism.

Forged is not your ordinary deck of playing cards. It is a tribute to the Vikings, their legends, and the captivating Norse mythology. The deck encapsulates the spirit of the Viking age, combining exquisite artistry with the allure of ancient sagas. Featured on the intricately designed card back and tuck lies the enigmatic Midgard Serpent, entwined with the Danish Axe.

The Midgard Serpent, with its golden scales, fierce spikes adorning its back, and gnarly claws at its fingertips, represents an embodiment of power, mystery, and danger. Jörmungandr is a creature of immense proportions, said to be so massive that it encircles the entire world, its tail clutched firmly in its jaws. Its presence in Forged speaks to the allure and ever-present threat that the Viking serpent represented in Norse mythology.

The serpent's intertwining with the Danish Axe on the card back of Forged is a visual testament to the Norse warriors' prowess and their deep-rooted connection with the mystical forces of their world. The axe, a staple weapon of the Vikings, symbolizes strength, bravery, and the relentless spirit of battle. By merging the iconic imagery of the Danish Axe with the serpent, Forged encapsulates the unyielding spirit of the Viking warriors and their deep reverence for the serpentine creature.

Jody Eklund, the artist behind Forged, brings the Viking serpent to life with remarkable detail and skill. Each card is a masterpiece, beautifully illustrating the essence of the serpent's power. The golden scales shimmer with an otherworldly glow, while the menacing spikes on its back evoke a sense of both danger and allure. The gnarly claws, poised at its fingertips, hint at the Midgard Serpent's deadly strength. Eklund's artistry captures the very essence of Norse mythology, inviting players to immerse themselves in a world of ancient and timeless battles.

Forged, this extraordinary deck of playing cards, breathes new life into the captivating tale of the Viking serpent, Jörmungandr. With its fusion of artistry and symbolism, Forged invites us to embrace the indomitable spirit of the Vikings and embark on a journey where legends come alive. Whether you are a collector, a card enthusiast, or an admirer of Norse mythology, Forged promises to transport you to a realm where serpents and axes entwine, forging a connection between the past and the present. 

Follow the campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wondercraft/forged-playing-cards-viking-fury?ref=6934vt

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Cyndi
Cyndi

December 31, 2023

Beautiful art work on a history so long forgotten

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