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Hey guys! Happy Saint Patrick day! hope you have a guiness in your hand :D. Here goes an Irish story for this day. This is an old pic, hope you like it :)

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Cú Chulainn ([kuːˈxʊlɪnʲ] ( listen), Irish for "Culann's Hound"), also spelled Cúchulainn, Cúchulain, Cú Ċulainn, Cúchullain or Cú Chulaind, is an Irish mythological hero who appears in the stories of the Ulster Cycle, as well as in Scottish and Manx[citation needed] folklore. The son of the god Lug and Deichtine (sister of Conchobar mac Nessa), he was originally named Sétanta.

He gained his better-known name as a child after he killed Culann's fierce guard-dog in self-defence, and offered to take its place until a replacement could be reared. At the age of seventeen he defended Ulster single-handedly against the armies of queen Medb of Connacht in the epic Táin Bó Cúailnge ("Cattle Raid of Cooley"). It was prophesied that his great deeds would give him everlasting fame, but that his life would be a short one. This is the reason why he is compared to the Greek hero Achilles. He is known for his terrifying battle frenzy or ríastrad (similar to a berserker's frenzy, though sometimes called a "warp spasm" because of the physical changes that take place in the warrior), in which he becomes an unrecognisable monster who knows neither friend nor foe. He fights from his chariot, driven by his loyal charioteer Láeg, and drawn by his horses, Liath Macha and Dub Sainglend. In more modern times, Cú Chulainn is often referred to as the "Hound of Ulster".
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Very nice. But I have to ask; where's his spear, the Gae Bulg?

Viper2458's avatar
Well, Lancer died... AGAIN. How long does it take for him to come back?
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Nice work. Have you considered drawing him in his berserk/warp spasm state?

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Were is his spear?
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Where's his spear? o:
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blueconroy3's avatar
Lancer died!
you bastards!
Norththeicewing's avatar
This is if Irish myth and anime had a baby that took steroids
sakuraboy91's avatar
I like this design better than shin megami tensei's Cu Chulainn.
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DragonNight430's avatar
awesome. was hoping you did some celtic characters.
Dudemon's avatar
And here I thought he's wearing spandex
ShadowBattle's avatar
While he is known for his spear, he also had a magical sword called Fragarach.…

It might also be Cruaidín…
alithking's avatar
Excelente trabajo.
EZZAU's avatar
Great Job!! the great mitic hero celtic. n_n
MaroonGoon's avatar
Love it; very good work!
KendrixTermina's avatar
One of the earliest examples of the "Superpowered Evil Side"?

Such things always turn out to be so much older than anyone thinks. 
I see you went for a pretty 'wild' look here. Looks awesome.
HeroOfTengoku7K's avatar
I am very proud to have the blood of the Irish in me. Cuchulain is one of the perfect example of how proud I am to be Irish.
Zyndarius's avatar
The character looks pretty cool.
Wolfrage76's avatar
The sword he has could it be the legendary Claim Solais?
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I don't think Cu Chulainn ever wielded the sword of promised victory. He was a mage of sorts and was always associated with a spear mostly due to his spell the Gae Bolg
Wolfrage76's avatar
Hey, I hear than the Gae Bolg was a very mysterious spear than it was thrown with the feet and than it blew up an opponent's muscles.
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It was actually more of a ritualized spell involving a spear than anything else to be honest. It was a branch cut from a certain type of tree prepared in a stream and then thrown with the feet. When it made contact with the enemy anywhere on the body the "Spear" would branch out literally growing branches that would pierce the entire body from the inside meaning any wound from the spear was fatal.
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