First, the picture:
This is, according to the artist 3dsquid, a Steampunk version of Odin, he is from the Philippines, so I will not scold him for missing a crucial ocular detail here…
Now, there seems to be a certain tendency to steampunk-up Norse gods, I have previously (in 2009, oh my gods…) posted an image of Steampunk Thor on this blog and now I noticed something:
When you search for steampunk Thor/Odin/Loki, you find a couple of at least half-usable images, but try the same with the Greek or Roman pantheon and things are far less easy. I speculate this is partly due to recent movie releases but also because of Viking-derived and general awesome regarding the Aesir. I admit, I am not unbiased in this matter.
What ever the reason may be, I think it is highly interesting that there is much more overlap between Steampunk and the Norse Pantheon than for any other, at least as far as I could find out in the amount of time available.
If any of you knows a decent example of another Steampunk version of a deity, let me know, please
Image Credit: 3dsquid