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The Irish sovereignty Goddess Medb; Queen Medb of Connacht (best known from the Tain Bo Cuailnge) and Medb Lethderg, Queen of Leinster, who had nine husbands, are later somewhat euhemerized versions of Her.  Her name means 'Intoxicating' and is related to the English word 'mead'.  She is associated with animal life, wealth, fertility, and sexuality, and represents the power of the Land; without the approval and acceptance by that power the King may not rule.

In acrylics, for the Goddess by Request over on my Patreon. www.patreon.com/thaliatook
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MaelBrigde Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have any of Brigit in this style? (I've seen the more stylized Bride, but that style isn't so much my thing.)

This is exceptional--as is all your work.
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ThaliaTook Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!  No, I haven't done Brigit in this acrylic style.
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NonieR Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017
This is gorgeous!

(For some reason, my oddbrain keeps trying to see her wonderful dress as Batik print rather than embroidery or skilled weaving, but luckily for me that doesn't matter to my appreciation. Unlike, for example, endless book artists in my youth who seemed to assume that every non-Roman and pre-Victorian woman in the British Isles and western Europe wore a low-cut top, a wide floofy skirt, and a conical hat with a filmy scarf dangling from the tip.)

...And since I have hand tremors, I just had to correct my own typo from "a filmy scarp."  I suppose earth goddesses in misty countries MIGHT get away with that.... ;)

--Nonie
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ThaliaTook Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
It does look a bit like some kind of resist technique like batik, probably because of the light-on-dark lines.  It's meant to be embroidery (I guess), but it's pretty abstracted and not in the least realistic.  Glad you like it!
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aeryael Featured By Owner Edited Apr 24, 2017   Digital Artist
She has the expression of a powerful goddess! I love the intricate work on her dress, with birds, squirrels and plants, very well done.
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Mrjimmadonna Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Looks like a Greek goddess!
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ThaliaTook Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually I'd hope She looks like an Irish Goddess, but thanks! :)
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rhedkrow Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is GORGEOUS!! The colours are rich and intoxicating, just like Medb!
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ThaliaTook Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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