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[APH Nordics] Sleep my young love by Enbi-to-Miruku [APH Nordics] Sleep my young love by Enbi-to-Miruku
DISCLAIMER: I am well aware of the timeline inaccuracy of this artwork. This is set in 1814, while the famous Icelandic lullaby (of which I used the lyrics) was written in 1911. Please do not comment about this inaccuracy, because I've already known it.


"On January 7, 1814, [...] King Frederick VI of Denmark agreed to cede Norway to the king of Sweden in order to avoid an occupation of Jutland. These terms were formalized and signed at the Treaty of Kiel on January 14, in which Denmark negotiated to maintain sovereignty over the Norwegian possessions of Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland."


I'm so sorry, I drew angst.

At least it's historical.

Anyway, I feel somewhat guilty for being too obsessed with DenNor these days - I didn't even like it, originally (now I do, don't worry). I decided to go with some brotherly and emotional NorIce, to make up for my laziness over my doujinshi back in July 2013.

Now, lullabies have always fascinated me. Especially mysterious and creepy ones. I recommend you to listen to this song, Sofðu unga ástin mín (Sleep my young love), Sung by Sissel Kyrkjebø. You can read more about the lullaby here.

I've modified a lyrics a tiny bit to fit.

Headcanon: Norway used to sings lullabies in both Norwegian and Icelandic, and whenever young Iceland is particularly upset, Norway would sing only in Icelandic. Because he knew Iceland liked that (though he'd never admit, even til now). Nowadays Norway sometimes sings in Icelandic mostly to tease his little brother - Iceland is only half annoyed, actually.

REBLOG here if you will.

Axis Powers Hetalia and all its characters belong to Himaruya Hidekaz.
Sofðu unga ástin mín was written by Jóhann Sigurjónsson. The translation I used belong to Otakuso
The artwork belongs to me.
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Vanna1994 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
I totally don't get whats happening... not sure I want to because I'm sure it's super sad! : o
LadySarah84 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
From what I gathered in the historical part of the description,Denmark is giving control of Norway to Sweden-but Denmark keeps control of Iceland.
Theanimeangel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
*says nothing but cries*
Theanimeangel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
You know, maybe Iceland Doesn't want to call Norway big brother is because Iceland remembers Norway leaving him so he still kind of hates him for it
WayOfTheNinjaFTW Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
TsunYandereAbby Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aw... I love those two so much...
TattoedMaiden Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cry run Neko Emoji-14 (Cry) [V1] 1  WHY?!?!?! The feels bro! Danisnotonfire: FEELS 
AprilTan123 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Really Sad Crying Death the Kid Emote 
Tecna-assassin13 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...damned...onions....and....sadness..... Cry forever Komari Kamikita (Crying) [V5] Hibiya Amamiya (Cries) [V2] Romano (Cries) [V4] 
Jafikani Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Wow..!! This is so amazingly drawn!!
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