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The Goddess of the Boyne River in Ireland.  Her name means 'She Who Has White Cows'; I've given Her cows' eyes accordingly.  She is one of the Tuatha Dé Danann and the mother of Angus Óg.  Like Sinann, the Goddess of the Shannon River, Boann is said to have broken a taboo of a sacred well, at which the well rose up and formed a river, drowning Her.

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Louisvillian Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cow-eyed, like Hera. Interesting.
Not that I necessarily subscribe to the idea that all the goddesses are one goddess. But maybe it points to some kind of common Indo-European motif for queenly goddesses?
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ThaliaTook Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
It's probably something along the lines of cow=mother, nourishment, wealth.  All quite queenly.
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Louisvillian Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could believe the latter more than the former, if only because Hera hasn't much been depicted as motherly and wouldn't really fit that archetype.
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schizocatgirl264 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like her bio. Cow eyes are a nice touch
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ThaliaTook Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!  They certainly make Her look Otherworldly.
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