The Morrigan’s Call

The Morrigan’s Call

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48 in stock

Beautiful representation of the Morrigan, Irish Goddess of war. She foretells doom and death in battle, where she often appears as a crow. Also called the Phantom Queen, or The Great Queen, the Morrigan is as well associated with sovereignty, the land and livestock. She is believed to be a manifestation of the Earth and a sovereignty goddess, chiefly representing the goddess’s role as guardian of the territory and its people.

The Morrigan’s earliest narrative appearances as an individual, are in stories of the Ulster Cycle, where she has an ambiguous relationship with the hero Cúchulainn. The hero does not recognize her, and in ignorance of her role as a sovereignty figure, he insults her. Before he can attack her she becomes a black bird on a nearby branch. Cúchulainn now knows who she is, and tells her that had he known before, they would not have parted in enmity. To his response that she cannot harm him, she delivers a series of warnings, foretelling a coming battle in which he will be killed. She tells him, “it is at the guarding of thy death that I am; and I shall be.”

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Regular size card, double-fold, blank inside.

WHOLESALE PRICE (Order by email at contact@elenadanaan.com):
10 cards = 30 euros
25 card = 50 euros
50 cards = 75 euros
100 cards= 100 euros

 

48 in stock

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Beautiful representation of the Morrigan, Irish Goddess of war. She foretells doom and death in battle, where she often appears as a crow. Also called the Phantom Queen, or The Great Queen, the Morrigan is as well associated with sovereignty, the land and livestock. She is believed to be a manifestation of the Earth and a sovereignty goddess, chiefly representing the goddess’s role as guardian of the territory and its people.

The Morrigan’s earliest narrative appearances as an individual, are in stories of the Ulster Cycle, where she has an ambiguous relationship with the hero Cúchulainn. The hero does not recognize her, and in ignorance of her role as a sovereignty figure, he insults her. Before he can attack her she becomes a black bird on a nearby branch. Cúchulainn now knows who she is, and tells her that had he known before, they would not have parted in enmity. To his response that she cannot harm him, she delivers a series of warnings, foretelling a coming battle in which he will be killed. She tells him, “it is at the guarding of thy death that I am; and I shall be.”

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Card version (Regular size, double-fold, blank inside) of an original painting acrylic on canvas.

WHOLESALE PRICE: email me at contact@elenadanaan.com

 

 

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