Into Nibelheim by tanqexe
Scene from Richard Wagner's Das Rheingold, depicting Odin/Wotan's descent into the realm of the Nibelung to seek Albrecht and his ring. Heh, before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, there was Wagner's opera magnum opus, The Ring of Nibelung, to which Das Rheingold is the first part of the four-part about the fall of the gods.
Program: Photoshop 7.0
Time: On and off, about 12 hours...too slow, was correcting stuff I didn't like along the way.
References: Aside from looking up the rune symbols for Wotan, none.