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Legendary Descent: Morgana

By Valadix
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Legendary Descent:
In the mythologies of ancient cultures, many gods were notorious for their illicit affairs with mortals. What if these deities and other characters from mythology had actually existed, and their affairs had resulted in a legendary bloodline lasting until today? This series of photomanipulations attempts to portray these hypothetical descendants...


An incredibly potent practitioner of sorcery, Morgana was the jealous half-sister of King Arthur Pendragon, and constantly plotted his downfall. As both an enchantress and Arthur's enemy, she was often the arch-nemesis of Merlin, the wise sorcerer who advised and aided the king. Her name bears perhaps a striking similarity to that of Morrigan, the Irish goddess of death...

Like her namesake, my "descendant" of Morgana is a powerful sorceress who can easily cross between our world and the Celtic Otherworld. She is seen here in the latter location in front of a magical portal she has opened, gloating over her own powers before stepping over to roam the streets of our own doubt with mischievous intentions!

The cityscape in the background would have ideally been busier with much taller buildings, but I only live in Tasmania...the whole state only has half a million people! So we'll say that Morgana has deliberately gone for the outskirts of a bustling metropolis to ensure that the chances of normal folk accidentally slipping through to the Otherworld and going missing for all eternity are smaller than they would be in the CBD ^^; It may be a pathetic excuse, but I have the right as the artist to say it was deliberate! :nana:...


Model: Allison Snare (photo by me)

Stock used:
:bulletpurple: Forest - [link]
:bulletpurple: Portal - [link]
:bulletpurple: City - photo by me
:bulletpurple: Tattoo - [link]
:bulletpurple: Magical light effects - [link]
:bulletpurple: Smoke/mist effects - [link]
:bulletpurple: Cloud - [link]
:bulletpurple: Texture - [link]

More in this series:
:bulletred:Thrym:bulletred:Freyja:bulletred:Njord:bulletred: Loki :bulletred:
Image size
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charmedp's avatar
Great pic. Can you please do the exact same thing with Katie McGrath?
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Well, if you can pay for either me to go to Ireland or her to come to Australia as well as both her and my artist's fees as a model and photographer/photomanipulator, respectively, then sure, I'd be most happy to. =D
Sergej12345's avatar
Awesome. I like idea. gae and Morgana are only ones?
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Nope, there's a few more, and more coming, when I get around to finishing them. Click on the links in the description under "More in this series"
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Oh, great. uh, i didn't see it.
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Thanks, my friend! :huggle:
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