19 - Sol Picture

The twentieth card in the major arcana is The Sun, no. 19.

Again, who else would I have chosen if not Sol, the sun, itself? XDDD

Sol is the sister of Mani, the Moon. She rides a chariot drawn by a horses but is pursued by the wolf Skoll who wants to swallow her whole. However, it will be Fenrir who, when Ragnarök comes, will ultimately assail her before Skoll can catch her. Sol is called "sun" by mankind, "sunshine" by the Vanir, "Dvalinn's deluder" by the dwarves, "everglow" by the Jotun, "the lovely wheel" by the elves, and "all-shining" by those in Niflheim. Their father is Mundilfari who, when they were born, thought they were so fair that he named them "moon" and "sun." The Æsir thought this was arrogance, and they placed the brother and sister in the heavens. Sol was married off to a man name Glenur before she was placed in the heavens and at the time of Ragnarök, though she will parish, her daughter will carry on and take her place.

The card itself is made of ash wood. The darker ash for the main body of the card is an overlaid stain. The character is painted on parchment. Everything was done in PS. (Check my
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