Fylgja #3 | Fine Art Painting


This hand painted image of a Fylgja is a part of a small series by Sean Parry of Sacred Knot Tattoo. In old Norse, a Fylgja is an ancestral family spirit of a sort, passed down as a guardian protector through the family line. It is not known how widespread this idea was in the ancient world, but considering a lot of people still believed in guardian angels, it must have some very, very old roots.


Material & Make

The artwork you will receive is the original piece. It was hand painted on a cotton canvas stretched over a wooden frame backing. Please know that our images intend to capture the colour to the best of our ability, but can’t always display the exact nuances of texture and tint within the artwork. If you have concerns about this, please try viewing on different monitors to make sure your computer or phone is giving you the best representation.


About The Artist

Sean Parry is the owner and lead artist of Sacred Knot Tattoo, as well as a founding member of the Northern Fire Art Collective. He specialises in Celtic and Nordic arts and lives and works from his hometown of Llandudno in North Wales. Sean’s projects incorporate knotwork, swirls, and beasts inspired and mirroring those found in the historical record - a reflection of his passion for archaeology and ancient iconography. Though he is well known for his mastery as a tattooist, his work with paint, leather, and precious metals are also part of his artistic endeavours.

See more of the art Sean has created for Northern Fire here.


Size & Dimensions

18 x 13cm (7 x 5 inches) painting is acrylic on canvas.