From the original Mandala, acrylic 100cm x 100cm with metallic and glitter overlays.
The Hallows of Ireland
The Morrigan – Samhain
Triple Goddess; Great Queen; Warrior Queen; Queen of War and Death; Shapeshifter (Raven/Crow); Protector; Goddess of Fertility
Bearing Claiomh Solais (The sword of light and death)
Wife of The Dagda
The Dagda – Beltane
Master of Magic; Fearsome Warrior; Skilled Artisan
Guardian of Coire Anseasc, the never empty cauldron with healing powers
Master of the Harp
Husband to The Morrigan
Son of Danu
Father of Brigid
Brigid – Imbolc
Exalted One; Bright Goddess; Goddess of healers, poets, smiths, women; Keeper of prophecies and dreams; The Flame of Ireland; Keeper of sacred wells and sacred earth; Goddess of Spring
Carrying Brigids Cross; Keeper of Lia Fail, the stone of destiny and coronation
Danu – Lughnasadh
Great Mother; Goddess of faery ways; Goddess of fertility and wisdom; Goddess of Imagination; Earth Mother; Matriarch of the Tuatha De Danaan; Goddess of wealth and abundance
Carries the Spear Luin, the spear of might and light
I never know where these Mandalas come from… All I know with this one is that I woke up one morning and The Morrigan was standing at the foot of my bed and the entire image was in my head and I just had to paint it… Now it sits on my wall and I look at it and wonder…
Recently, while looking at this mandala, I saw that the big oak trees painted either sides of the four figures were forming the shape of the celtic cross underneath the sun cross… the more I look at this mandala, the more comes to me.
I woke up one morning and came out into the kitchen just after I had finished this work and the rainbow was spot on the stone of destiny! It was goosepimple stuff, I tell you! The spirits walked my house that morning!
These big powerful mandalas are connections… connections with spirit, connections with others, connections with myself.
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