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Classic Myth: The Morrigan by CapnFlynn Classic Myth: The Morrigan by CapnFlynn
The Celtic goddess The Morrigan from :iconpernastudios: Classic Mythology card set!

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The Morrígan ("phantom queen") or Mórrígan ("great queen"), also written as Morrígu or in the plural as Morrígna, and spelt Morríghan or Mór-ríoghain in Modern Irish, is a figure from Irish mythology who appears to have been considered a goddess, although she is not explicitly referred to as such in the texts.

The Morrígan is a goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty. She sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors, and in the Ulster cycle she also takes the form of an eel, a wolf and a cow. She is generally considered a war deity comparable with the Germanic Valkyries, although her association with a cow may also suggest a role connected with wealth and the land.

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In my research I learnt that she is sometimes depicted as an old woman, and a sorceress, wearing a cape of raven feathers, and that image really struck me, so that's what I decided to go with.

I was totally in love with my thumbnail drawing, which looked a lot like Angelica Huston, but I don't think I really brought it off in the final art. Like I've said before, this set was a major learning experience for me.
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Ggunsailor Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Writer
Ah, Morrigan. Will you be doing any other members of Celtic myth?
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CapnFlynn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I do have a couple others yet to post.
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ElainePerna Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your Morrigan! :love:
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CapnFlynn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Awww, really?! :glomp: Thanks!
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PyreHeart Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds a lot like Morgan le Fay from Arthurian Legend. Wonder if there is a connection between the two, or if one inspired the other. Again, well done with the character!
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CapnFlynn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Hey, that's cool! I never made that connection, but I bet you are right.
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