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“Ceridwen”, watercolour painting on commission.

Ceridwen is the shapeshifting Celtic goddess of knowledge, transformation and rebirth. The Awen, cauldron of poetic inspiration, is one of her main symbols.
In one part of the Mabinogion, which is the cycle of myths found in Welsh legend, Cerridwen brews up a potion in her magical cauldron to give to her son Afagddu (Morfran). She puts young Gwion in charge of guarding the cauldron, but three drops of the brew fall upon his finger, blessing him with the knowledge held within. Cerridwen pursues Gwion through a cycle of seasons until, in the form of a hen, she swallows Gwion, disguised as an ear of corn. Nine months later, she gives birth to Taliesen, the greatest of all the Welsh poets.

You can find a step by step process of this painting on my Facebook Page -> [link]
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I absolutely love your artwork and have spent years trying to find an artist that can incorporate the symbols and myths found in The Mabinogion! I am looking to buy a set that includes Ceridwen, Blodeuwedd, Rhiannon, Arianrhod and Branwen. I am not sure if you have other Goddesses already created, but if not I am willing to pay to have you create them. We have a spiritual room in our home and I would like to have each Goddess painting framed to hang on the wall.

I would like them to be all the same size and probably all vertical (unless you think there is a better way...3 vertical and 2 horizontal, etc). Please contact me at I really look forward to hearing from you!
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Hi Gigi,

please direct any work inquiries at


Branawen's avatar
Thanx for honoring this sacred Goddess!
your artworks are quite inspiring and plenty of love....
Keep up the sacred fire as always!
Blessed be
phoenics1's avatar
Wonderful! Love it very much! <3 thank you!
FruAleydis's avatar
Such a lovely picture of a young Cerridwen
RoguishBard's avatar
Seems familiar...*head swims*...oof. Been a long time since I had that feeling.

Well done.
NatasaIlincic's avatar
Perhaps the finest representation of Ceridwen I've seen.
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KaliannShevlin's avatar
This is a beautiful image and I love the detail on her myths as well.
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you're very welcome
sergis25's avatar
Hello Natasa

My name is Sergi Justribó, i have a blog about myths and legends , I put your amazing work in my blog .

I hope you agree. I put your deviantart address.

NatasaIlincic's avatar
sure, just leave some credit ;)
RebeccaTripp's avatar
So beautiful!  The roses are a nice touch.
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FedericoKI's avatar
meravigliosa! i live in Sicilia, and the Triskeles is very dear to me! tanks for this interpretation! Federico Ki.
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Grazie a te! Il triskell è un simbolo forte in Sicilia, e così in molte altre parti d'Europa (:
Wolfberry-J's avatar
Beautiful! I like the earthy colors. 
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ArwendeLuhtiene's avatar
I've always admired this artwork from seeing it on the Web! Gorgeous!!
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