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The Goddess Morrigan
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Published: June 14, 2010
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The Morrigan was the Celtic Goddess of War, Life and Death, she could change her shape at will;Her most well recognized form was that of a black crow or raven who was her totem bird.
She resided to the North, which was the realm of the dead, justice and the element of Earth.

Updated 12.11.11- changed original credited stock photo of the raven for my own photo.
A huge thank you to the following artists for their fabulous stock:
Morrigan: Shade_2005-04-18_020 by :iconshade777::shade777.deviantart.com/art/Sh…
Skulls: Celtic Skull Sideview by :iconwintersmagicstock::wintersmagicstock.deviantart.c… my stock account
and Celtic Skull 2 by :iconwintersmagicstock::wintersmagicstock.deviantart.c… my stock account
and Celtic Skull by :iconwintersmagicstock::wintersmagicstock.deviantart.c… my stock account
Raven: Young Raven from my stock account :iconwintersmagicstock::wintersmagicstock.deviantart.c…
Pictish Design Shield: Pictish Paperweight 1 by :iconwintersmagicstock::wintersmagicstock.deviantart.c… my stock account
Roots: :thumb63726129: Roots-Big Version by :iconfractalangel-stock::fractalangel-stock.deviantart.…
Fractal Texture: :thumb63658607: Fractal Texture 8 by :iconyana-stock::yana-stock.deviantart.com/art/…
Texture: In The Forest by Gremlin File #: 10786948 from istockphoto.com:www.istockphoto.com/file_close…
Spear: :thumb161487499: Spear of Destiny by :iconalice-dq::alice-dq.deviantart.com/art/Sp…

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digimagicnb's avatar
Gorgeous! Love how you mixed the pictish symbology with fractals with tree bark: inspired!
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PhotosbyRaVenProfessional Photographer
Outstanding work.
Thanks for  sharing. 
Keivas's avatar
KeivasHobbyist Photographer
Impressive work. superb execution! :love:
hsherran's avatar
Wonderful work! :)
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artofMilicaProfessional General Artist
Love it!
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iside2012Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superbe creation!
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Amazingly beautiful ...
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doodlesz808Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful.... 
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wintersmagicHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much
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doodlesz808Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :D
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Spin-THobbyist General Artist
there is some deep fractal on this pic :D beautiful! 
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LBAMagicHobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work. Cutie Thumbs Up  not sure if you've seen it but john boorman's movie "excalibur" is by far the best version of the arthurian tales IMO.
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candaceleeparksHobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! Love Love Love  That is exquisite!
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wintersmagicHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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ricks1556Professional General Artist
This is so beautiful I wish I had the talent or the patience to be able to create something so good. Great piece and thank you for the watch :iconbowplz:
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wintersmagicHobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure, your gallery is exceptional- I've just had a quick browse. Thank you for commenting, I can't draw so have to rely on stunning stock photos and photoshop to create my art
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ricks1556Professional General Artist
I have tried using photoshop and just have no patience for it lol so I envy you that skill. Thank you to for your comments and keep up your beautiful works I love them they are so how I picture things when I do pathworkings but just can't keep it in my head long enough to get down on paper and draw it so it is nice to see something so close to being in my head :)
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wintersmagicHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the lovely comment. I'm still a beginner with photoshop, it's taken me 5 years to get this far! Do you have a totem animal for your pathwork? I see lots of things in my mind but lack the skills to put them down in photoshop, which is one of the reasons it is taking me so long to complete my tarot deck.
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ricks1556Professional General Artist
I have a small lizard I thought was a gecko but it has a sharp pointing head not rounded and I love the way it skitters when it wants me to follow
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My God... HOW can human do such Beauty?!?!??  INCREDIBLE!!!  
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wintersmagicHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, the model stock is stunning, I just hope I have done her justice
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Lion6255Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a totally amazing image....One of the things that appeal to me the most is the details in the entire piece along with the amazing color palette! Well done!
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wintersmagicHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, the palette was inspired by the beautiful model
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writegina2Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing! I love the detail of the celtic swirls, the skulls, the raven... and the rich color scheme. Morrigan is my favorite. Very beautiful.  
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