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Hi there guys :) today a old pic from a couple of years ago: Morrigan:...Morrigan? wait, no green hair? no bat wings? no darkstalkers? Well, this is the Morrigan from celtic stories, hope you like it :) Was done in a hospital with both arms full of wires. nice memories :D

PSCS/Bamboo/5hours/Music: Therion - The Beauty in Black



The Morrígan ("phantom queen") or Mórrígan ("great queen") (also known as Morrígu, Morríghan, Mor-Ríoghain, sometimes given in the plural as Morrígna) is a figure from Irish mythology who appears to have once been a goddess, although she is not explicitly referred to as such in the texts.

The Morrigan is a goddess of battle, strife, and fertility . She sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors, and in the Ulster cycle she also takes the form of an eel, a wolf, and a cow. She is generally considered a war deity comparable with the Germanic Valkyries, although her association with cattle also suggests a role connected with fertility, wealth, and the land.

The Morrígan's earliest narrative appearances, in which she is depicted as an individual, are in stories of the Ulster Cycle, where she has an ambiguous relationship with the hero Cú Chulainn. In Táin Bó Regamna (The Cattle Raid of Regamain), Cúchulainn encounters the Morrígan as she drives a heifer from his territory. He challenges and insults her, not realizing who she is. By this he earns her enmity. She makes a series of threats, and foretells a coming battle in which he will be killed. She tells him, enigmatically, "I guard your death".

In the Táin Bó Cuailnge queen Medb of Connacht launches an invasion of Ulster to steal the bull Donn Cuailnge; the Morrígan, like Alecto of the Greek Furies, appears to the bull in the form of a crow and warns him to flee. Cúchulainn defends Ulster by fighting a series of single combats at fords against Medb's champions. In between combats the Morrígan appears to him as a young woman and offers him her love, and her aid in the battle, but he spurns her. In response she intervenes in his next combat, first in the form of an eel who trips him, then as a wolf who stampedes cattle across the ford, and finally as a red heifer leading the stampede, just as she had threatened in their previous encounter. However Cúchulainn wounds her in each form and defeats his opponent despite her interference. Later she appears to him as an old woman bearing the same three wounds that her animal forms sustained, milking a cow. She gives Cúchulainn three drinks of milk. He blesses her with each drink, and her wounds are healed. As the armies gather for the final battle, she prophesies the bloodshed to come.

In one version of Cúchulainn's death-tale, as the hero rides to meet his enemies, he encounters the Morrígan as a hag washing his bloody armour in a ford, an omen of his death. Later in the story, mortally wounded, Cúchulainn ties himself to a standing stone with his own entrails so he can die upright, and it is only when a crow lands on his shoulder that his enemies believe he is dead.
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Shellsock Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
So this is where Dragon Age got its Morrigan
EarthPhantomTS Featured By Owner Edited Mar 31, 2015   Writer
Wow, kickass :love:!  Her portfolio is kinda similar to Ishtar's, huh (by "portfolio" I mean "thing she's the deity of")?

Also, I want that outfit.

Also also, I wouldn't be surprised if this is what the Morrigan from Darkstalkers was inspired by.  Considering she's a combat succubus, and all ^^;!

(inb4 "Morrigan from Darkstalkers was based off of something entirely different/is completely original, and here's an interview with Capcom to prove it")
Volatilent Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Wow I love all of your art.
Caine001 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating and Sexy!! Great Artwork!!! Clap Clap Clap Clap 
Geminice Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Nice! The internet needs more pictures of THIS Morrigan :-)
MhunterZ Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
that picture right there is AMAZING ... .. <3 it

pure sexyness
xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Morrigan from Darkstalkers is BETTERLovely Shoujo (Aaaaah Nooo) [V3] 
danieella Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Yumikuri  i love morrigan Heart-atsuko-gif-angiewaiwai Heart Love Heart - Free Beats (free avatar) Heart free avatar 
Slayerbabe98 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
So THAT'S where Dragon Age got it's inspiration! :O I love it though!

xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I Know
DragonMyths Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I :heart: crows :) and wolves too
SamuraiShinai Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
W8 HOLD ON !! You did this in a... HOSPITAL with BOTH arms full of WIRES ?!! WHO are you anyway ?!! The god of DeviantArt ?!!!!
Zyndarius Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This Morrigan is as sexy as the "modern" Morrigan but with better folk lore :P Nice work.
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sexy Valkyrie ! :heart:
Kitsu63 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love your way of seing her, and that's so rare to find someone who had made such research for his drawing!
RoThe12 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
how did you get so good?
Lili-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
alvinvergara Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
beautiful artwork!
darkmoon18 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
very nice art so amazing beautiful i love it
gothold Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
The goddess of battle, strife, and fertility? boy she's a busy lady. quite beautiful too.
InsaneHiker Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
One story also has Dagda soliciting her for a battle strategy to use against the Fomorii, three guesses how he paid for her help.
gothold Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Well, since she is a goddess of fertility too, I can imagine how he paid her. Lucky guy...
Bestie71 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
insane work nice.
Rorki Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Definitivamente los Druidas están por sobre la religión católica
ya quisiera que de niño Morgana hubiera sido mi diosa jejejeje
Triwitlero Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that is way cool and super hot
LegendTale Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Palyansquest Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Top Notch!!
aMAGEnation Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This picture is just awesome.
Sexy and intimidating.
100 out of 10.
You captured her beautifully.
Shayan-Nayash Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
emcityturtle Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
It's peculiar, the style of these (like this, the Sphynx and Wadjet, etc) aren't usually a style I dig but I'm really loving a lot of your work!
And why did you have your arms full of wires?
MadamJaye Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing work, I love it, you are like officially in my top 5 fave artists on DA <3
afroanimejunkie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
sweet artwork as usual
Yamiakki Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student General Artist
oooh pretty :O
but doesnt the staff look a bit unfinished? it feels a bit flat
Sottaceti Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dragon Age brought me here. I do concur with my fellows below.
LeoOfChaos Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
I approve.
Tairn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks kinda like morrigan form DAO
MomokoWedngPeach Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so good, and it's so awesome. I love her outfit and just love the picture.
ilduceGN Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
This is really good!
IcejCat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Very impressive. You even added a torc!
TheMarCsMaN13 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never get tired of your work :)
RyujinOrientalis666 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Beautifully done. She is an incredible looking woman. I do love the artwork that you do. Never fails to impress me and love it more.
dark284 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Simply incredible, the amount of detail you put in this is fantastic, I like the most the dark theme and the amount of detail you put on the wings. The background is fantastic and the combination of red with the sky and full moon gives this a more mystical appearance which just makes this more fantastic. Good job.
Mizadia Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
What the fuck is wrong with her ribcage?
SeventhFounder Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great picture - strikes me as very Final Fantasy-ish. Her face makes her look very similar to Morrigan from Dragon Age.
Loverofyami Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
wow she lokks really sweet *-*
pattyvonneDGM07 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Absolutely love it...
macker33 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent picture,we used learn all the cuculann stories in school.
astercrow Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011   General Artist
lovelovelovelove... such great work. i actually didn't make the darkstalkers connection until you mentioned it in your text. this is very well done, i like it. hopefully you are doing well, also.
chiisai-chan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Awesome pic for a cool goddess.
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