Slattenpat wild hunt illustration

Trollkin: Slattenpat and the Wild Hunt

The legends of the Wild Hunt are widespread and many. In Scandinavia the Wild Hunt is led by King Volmer and his dogs. The hunted is always some sort of female trollkin. The most commonly known tale is the hunt on Slattenpat. The name Slattenpat translates literally to Saggy breasts. Slattenpat is at times described as a troll, other times as a jotun but most often as the last of the Huldra. Slattenpat is described as a massive, hidious female with breasts so long and saggy that she slings them over her shoulders to run faster.

In German myths humans will often attempt to help the hunted, whereas in Norse tradition the humans always betray her. A commonality in the legends is that in the end she is always slain by King Volmer.

This illustration was a part of a personal project. A 12 piece series of illustrations based around Scandinavian folklore for a self-published calendar named: Trollkin. See the full series here: [CLICK HERE]

Slattenpat as she appears in the Trollkin Calendar for 2013.

Slattenpat as she appears in the Trollkin Calendar for 2013.

Kiri Østergaard Leonard
kiri@kirileonard.com

Award winning Illustrator, Artist and Creator Kiri Østergaard Leonard happily shares her experiences making a living as an artist and pursuing a creative life. She grew up in a tiny village in Denmark, left her country behind to pursue art in the bustle of New York City and now resides in the delightful weirdness of Austin, Texas surrounded by sunshine and felines.

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