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Winter Crone

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Faerie spirit of the darkest side of Winter, from Samhain until Midwinter, when the nights will gradually start to draw out again. Nature has withdrawn into herself, holding the memory and experience of the past year and the promise of regenerating the spark of life in Spring...

All seems dark and cold, but there is still beauty in the forms of nature, though seemingly past their best. The fallen Autumn leaves and mushrooms point to the abundant time of life past, the apple cut cross ways shows the pips forming a five pointed star shape, a symbol of life and balance.

This time is often represented by the crone, an ancient lady full of wisdom and experience, associated with the direction of North and the element of earth. Her eyes are dark as she has turned away from interacting fully with the world at this time, but they are filled with stars as she holds the universe in contemplation.

Painted for :iconkaremelancholia: Inner Beauty contest

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