The Morrigan by jenga

The Morrigan

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Added: May 16, 2004
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This piece is of the Celtic Goddess The Morrigan who is a triple goddess of war. She flies over the battlefield in the form of a raven and chooses who will live and who will die. She is also responsible for sending certain soldiers into a battle frenzy.

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jenga's picture

Thank you so much James, yes, I did model for it...Who doesn't want to be a goddess now and then?

somerset's picture

Ah this is a wonderful interpretation of the war Goddess, Jenga, such a strong imposing and regal character, great details and lovely vibrant colours! mmmm I suspect you modelled for this stunning painting yourself? I love it!

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I've always heard her referred to as Macha (the Skald Crow), Bodve (the Queen of Phantoms) and Red Nemain. Together, the are the Morrigan, the High Queen. However, the Celtic War Goddess Andrasta was referred to as the Raven of Battles, the Raven of Panic, and the Raven of Nightmares. Perhaps this is where the confusion rises from as Celtic deities often overlapped and absorbed each others' attributes. But, raven or crow, this is a beautiful picture because you have captured her haughty superiority and her indifference. She doesn't look like she cares about anyone at all. Beautiful!

Guest's picture

Lovely and Strong portrayal of Morrigan.
Imagining this image of Her while trying to overcome enemies I'm sure would do wonders!

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It's a raven, sorry. The form (one of three) is called Babd - the scald-crow, but the bird of ill omen identified with Moorigan is definitely a raven, who happens to be a member of the crow family. It's an easy mistake to make.

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Who cares! the pic is lovely.

jenga's picture

Sorry, just going by the books, some say raven some say crow.

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Crow, not raven Smile

Art at its best.