Ask and Embla stand proudly above the main square of Sölvesborg, Sweden, bearing their mighty fine birthday suits for all to see. Not only is this inspirational because these were the first two humans in Norse mythology, but also because we just don’t get enough Norse mythology these days.
So, the statue was created by Stig Blomberg, who also did the badass piece of Thor scowling at his goats like a madman over at Kungliga tekniska högskolan in Stockholm. Maybe I’ll create a posted dedicated to it someday, or maybe not. Skåls to that.
At any rate, the image at top belongs to a dude named Claes who takes photographs in southern Sweden and then uploads them at http://claesbilder.wordpress.com/ while the one below showing Ask and Embla’s Sölvesborgian context is, typically, from wikipedia.