Mixed Media on Canson pastel paper (oil pastels, colored pencils, liquid gold leaf and a touch of acrylic)
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I have the opportunity to submit some work to a juried art show with a theme of gods and goddesses. Six female artists and six male artists will be chosen for the show so I am working on a couple of pieces to see if I my work can be at the gallery. My first goddess has a Celtic origin (the second one I am thinking of doing is Egyptian).
Other Names: Garbhog, Gheareagain.
Location: Ireland, Britain.
Description: Local Crone Goddess from County Meath who was transformed into a huge snake for eating forbidden berries. Her original purpose is basically lost in modern times because her stories became so absorbed by Christian legends which attempt to make her a Celtic Eve. It is believed St. Patrick tampered with her legends, which show that St. Patrick killed her with holy water that melted her, but from which she will arise from again. One of the many legends St. Patrick tampered with was that she was originally a virgin Goddess of spring who banished each year the crone she would eventually become in order to further his own aims. She is associated with the number 9.
Rules Over: Self-responsibility, reincarnation, earth magick.
SOURCE for above information: http://www.scns.com/earthen/other/seanachaidh/godcelt.html