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Amazon and Shield Maiden by humon Amazon and Shield Maiden by humon
I've been wanting to do a drawing of an amazon and a shield maiden and their different attitudes towards men for a few weeks now.

Amazons were said to be quite cruel to men, and would attack other nations just to steal their men and make them slaves whom they could reproduce with once a year.
Also about amazons [link]

Shield maidens are the Nordics' version of amazons, though they showed no hated towards men and fought by their side. Though if a man was beat in battle he was made a work slave.
They are sometimes confused with valkyries, but differs from them because they are human, while valkyries are demi goddesses.

For the amazon I tried to mix some of the old and new ideas about them, as well as add some of my own. Her clothes is inspired by old Greek paintings of them, and while it isn't visible here, her right breast is cut off (To use bow and arrow, and spear without it getting in the way). Her being tall is part of newer amazon traditions, and I gave her short hair because if she is willing to cut her right breast off to be a better fighter, she'd surely cut her hair so it wouldn't get in the way.

The shield maiden's clothes and hair are inspired by Viking women's fashion.

EDIT: Of course the cutting off breasts part is a myth. Amazons weren't real, so everything about them is a myth. Watch the video I linked to.

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:iconpansexual13:
Loving it. Were did they get him from?
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:iconthunder-kite:
I don't get how guys are always such pushovers, I mean yeah you have to be polite to a lady but that doesn't mean allowing her to take you hostage/kidnap you, and I certainly wouldn't let anyone barter over my life!
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JackieReaper Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
pwned...
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stephmala May 10, 2013  Student Writer
Hello! I'm gathering pictures of women in powerfull positions/situations for the group #ActionLadies. I would love to have some of your work over there if you'd like. :)
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:iconnamelessmanic:
Is she the kind of amazon that cuts off their tit or no?
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Sarkananight Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Skjoldm°!!
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:iconatamari101:
Amazon women were not pretty feminine or gorgeous. They act manly but envious of the opposite sex. Not to mention they wish they had opposite sex reproductive organ instead of capturing a guy. :nod:
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:iconjakegothicsnake:
I think I'd rather have a shield maiden for a wife rather than an amazon. The shield maiden seems nicer.
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Renee-Niels Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, same here. XD She's at least sticking up for the poor guy!
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patrecher Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I met a girl like this once... lets just say it did not end well, well actually it did, but one story at a time children. man could she hit hard though, and to this day, she's the reason i believe in Amazons.
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