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Morrigan

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Published: February 17, 2011
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Hi there guys :) today a old pic from a couple of years ago: Morrigan:...Morrigan? wait, no green hair? no bat wings? no darkstalkers? Well, this is the Morrigan from celtic stories, hope you like it :) Was done in a hospital with both arms full of wires. nice memories :D

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The Morrígan ("phantom queen") or Mórrígan ("great queen") (also known as Morrígu, Morríghan, Mor-Ríoghain, sometimes given in the plural as Morrígna) is a figure from Irish mythology who appears to have once been a goddess, although she is not explicitly referred to as such in the texts.

The Morrigan is a goddess of battle, strife, and fertility . She sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors, and in the Ulster cycle she also takes the form of an eel, a wolf, and a cow. She is generally considered a war deity comparable with the Germanic Valkyries, although her association with cattle also suggests a role connected with fertility, wealth, and the land.

The Morrígan's earliest narrative appearances, in which she is depicted as an individual, are in stories of the Ulster Cycle, where she has an ambiguous relationship with the hero Cú Chulainn. In Táin Bó Regamna (The Cattle Raid of Regamain), Cúchulainn encounters the Morrígan as she drives a heifer from his territory. He challenges and insults her, not realizing who she is. By this he earns her enmity. She makes a series of threats, and foretells a coming battle in which he will be killed. She tells him, enigmatically, "I guard your death".

In the Táin Bó Cuailnge queen Medb of Connacht launches an invasion of Ulster to steal the bull Donn Cuailnge; the Morrígan, like Alecto of the Greek Furies, appears to the bull in the form of a crow and warns him to flee. Cúchulainn defends Ulster by fighting a series of single combats at fords against Medb's champions. In between combats the Morrígan appears to him as a young woman and offers him her love, and her aid in the battle, but he spurns her. In response she intervenes in his next combat, first in the form of an eel who trips him, then as a wolf who stampedes cattle across the ford, and finally as a red heifer leading the stampede, just as she had threatened in their previous encounter. However Cúchulainn wounds her in each form and defeats his opponent despite her interference. Later she appears to him as an old woman bearing the same three wounds that her animal forms sustained, milking a cow. She gives Cúchulainn three drinks of milk. He blesses her with each drink, and her wounds are healed. As the armies gather for the final battle, she prophesies the bloodshed to come.

In one version of Cúchulainn's death-tale, as the hero rides to meet his enemies, he encounters the Morrígan as a hag washing his bloody armour in a ford, an omen of his death. Later in the story, mortally wounded, Cúchulainn ties himself to a standing stone with his own entrails so he can die upright, and it is only when a crow lands on his shoulder that his enemies believe he is dead.
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WerecatqueenNicHobbyist Writer
Whenever I hear 'Morrigan' I always think of the true villain of MOTA 3
DrMGrowth's avatar
Celtic goddess of war and crows, part of my culture :p
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My fave celtic godess
JaydenTivon's avatar
Reminds me of another Morgan....
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frederickstanHobbyist
I love to see you use her as one of duel card set
Reaper1998's avatar
Her mate is the leader of the Celtic gods.  Dagda is his name,
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Bandicoot317Student General Artist
awesome irish goddess damn 
Shellsock's avatar
So this is where Dragon Age got its Morrigan
EarthPhantomTS's avatar
Wow, kickass :love:!  Her portfolio is kinda similar to Ishtar's, huh (by "portfolio" I mean "thing she's the deity of")?

Also, I want that outfit.

Also also, I wouldn't be surprised if this is what the Morrigan from Darkstalkers was inspired by.  Considering she's a combat succubus, and all ^^;!

(inb4 "Morrigan from Darkstalkers was based off of something entirely different/is completely original, and here's an interview with Capcom to prove it")
Volatilent's avatar
Wow I love all of your art.
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Caine-of-NodHobbyist Photographer
Fascinating and Sexy!! Great Artwork!!! Clap Clap Clap Clap 
Geminice's avatar
Nice! The internet needs more pictures of THIS Morrigan :-)
MhunterZ's avatar
that picture right there is AMAZING ... .. <3 it

pure sexyness
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xXCamper61XxStudent General Artist
Morrigan from Darkstalkers is BETTERLovely Shoujo (Aaaaah Nooo) [V3] 
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Yumikuri  i love morrigan Heart-atsuko-gif-angiewaiwai Heart Love Heart - Free Beats (free avatar) Heart free avatar 
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So THAT'S where Dragon Age got it's inspiration! :O I love it though!

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xXCamper61XxStudent General Artist
I Know
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DragonMythsHobbyist General Artist
I :heart: crows :) and wolves too
SamuraiShinai's avatar
W8 HOLD ON !! You did this in a... HOSPITAL with BOTH arms full of WIRES ?!! WHO are you anyway ?!! The god of DeviantArt ?!!!!
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ZyndariusHobbyist Writer
This Morrigan is as sexy as the "modern" Morrigan but with better folk lore :P Nice work.
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tomytieneblas74Student Traditional Artist
Sexy Valkyrie ! :heart:
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Kitsu63Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love your way of seing her, and that's so rare to find someone who had made such research for his drawing!
Impressive!
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how did you get so good?
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Incredible.
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