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Hretha

By Thorskegga
One of my paintings of the Heathen gods and goddesses.

This is Hretha an Anglo-Saxon goddesses recorded by Bede. She gave her name to the month of March in the Anglo-Saxon calender.

I have shown her with symbols of the season which was called the Lengthening, a name which survives in Lent. A time of hardship when food and fuel were scare.

The symbols used are hazel catkins, blackthorn flowers, daffodils, fighting hares and badgers clearing out their sets. The rune is \'victory\' a blessing for a time of hardship.
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SkaldicArts's avatar
Love the style! Hretha would be proud :D
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Nodetian's avatar
Like your style... quite lively.
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wanderingmage's avatar
I've never seen art of Hretha before. This is awesome!
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Thank you Wandering mage - glad you like
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