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This Is a old commision, done at the beginning of the year. I thought I lost this pic and today appears on a old DVD. hope you like it :)!
(Damn, I want so much to go to Ireland someday :))

pscs3/bamboo/8hours/music: Enya - Lothlórien
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Let´s wikiattack!

In Irish mythology, the aos sí (Irish pronunciation: [iːs ˈʃiː], older form aes sídhe [eːs ˈʃiːə]) are a supernatural race comparable to the fairies or elves. They are variously believed to live underground in the fairy mounds, across the western sea, or in an invisible world that coexists with the world of humans. This world is described in the Book of Invasions (Book of Leinster) as a parallel universe in which the aos sí walk amongst the living.

In the Irish language, aos sí means "people of the mounds" (the mounds are known in Irish as "the sídhe"). In Irish literature the people of the mounds are also referred to as the daoine sídhe ("deena shee"), and in Scottish Gaelic literature as the daoine sìth or daoine sìdh. They are variously believed to be the ancestors, the spirits of nature, or the goddesses and gods themselves.

The name Sidhe (pronounced "shee") refers to not one type of faerie but to many different varieties of supernatural being. They are quite unlike our modern concept of a fairy. Although they vary considerably in appearance, the Sidhe are in general more like Tolkein elves than Tinkerbell.

According to legend the Sidhe are descended from the ancient race of Tuatha De Danann. These were the peoples of the goddess Danu who inhabited Ireland before the coming of man (the Gaels - sons of Mil, also known as Milesians). They brought to Ireland four great treasures: The Dagda's Cauldron, the spear of Lugh, the Stone of Fal and the Sword of Nuada.

The Gaels battled the Tuatha De Dann and forced them to retreat underground where they are believed to live in hollowed out hills. The Sidhe are sometimes referred to as the "people of the mounds". They are often associated with metalwork and smithcraft as well as being the protectors of hills and forests.

The Sidhe have various geographic tribes and are usually organised like an aristocratic court with a local king or queen.

There are many types of Sidhe with many shapes, sizes and powers. These include the daoine sidhe or daoine beaga (the little people), the leprechaun and the bean sidhe (banshee).
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kairibrooks Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Love this she reminds me of Kristen wig
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IsmaelMarck Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Perfect pic!
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Caine001 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Cool mythology lesson!
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Sound like a chipper bunch to meet in my opinion.^^
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tomeojr Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wonder what this would like if it was set at a Fairy Mound or a Moorland hill under a patchy grey sky
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Kangaroo0321 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist
Never underestimate the power of a squirrel as your sidekick. He has the real power. 
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Nice. :)
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Whitewolf133 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I want to go to Ireland too! And since in an irish dancer I probably will when I become a champion... But I really love your art!
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Ermin96 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
epic
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BarbarianBabes Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous
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Aliskus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
:)
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EaRayosKilgannon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Genzoman! I've liked many of your arts and now it is that I write a comment!
I've read most of your wikiattacks cause they're interesting to read and saves the hastle form taking the name and going to wikipedia. XD
I too wish to go to ireland cause I got family there. XD
Keep up your awesome talent!! ;)
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
I too, wish fairies to be more Tolkien and less Tinkerbell.

I really wish we could see fairies in a more epic action-adventure fantasy storyline.

Something like "The Dark Crystal" or "The Flight or Dragons" or "The Last Unicorn".

You know, bring the magic and wonder back to fairies. Tinkerbell just isn't "magical" enough.
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Wonderfull picture of the beautifull fey.
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marcoexplosivo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wenaa ^^
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Dostriamai Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Found this looking for art of celtic creatures...very, VERY impressed
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DoddleBoss Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
I love her belly
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CwnAnnan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student
amazing artwork and very good description!!! :D ^^
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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
It's also interesting that you take the culture and history as derived from oral history...which largely explains the flux in facts. There's also the thing about how people back then would have very few words (if any) to describe the effects of higher dimensional spacetime.

For all we know, this might be a possible evolutionary future...and once you get into the full concept of causality and the nonexistence of time...
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RundaNimhe Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very good, but it's not exactly a sidhe. This is more fairyish while, sidhe is more closely related to the fae. It's still great art.
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PyroFlameHeart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
OMG I'm so glad I found this again.
THIS IS ME!!!! It was commissioned for my Christmas gift and I love it SO much.
You helped my best friend make that year an amazing Christmas. I love your work so much.
SQUEE! I'm so lucky.
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White-Reaver Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
HEY! I was supposed to find this again for you!
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You beat me to it. =_=

I just replied on FB and everything... *obsolete*
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Writer
You are featured here: [link]
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kkshi99 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
hey did u have draw the caith syth???
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waterpixies97 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
u inspired me.....
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Satoshi444 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh, she's a fairy I see. You sure made her look beautiful. Great job!
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geoman88 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cool as Always!
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narutosan217 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
This is awesome.
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Tenshinaki Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Ok this is deffinatly my favorite! This looks... man can't find a good enough word! I love the black widow (though they creep me out) I love seeing them in pictures like this! You did an awesome job on this one!
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EnlightenedMadness Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Wicked.
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Blackfire-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
fairies arent usually something i like much, but this one certainly looks great ;)
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dr-mcness Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
U R SUPER AWESOME
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Isoru Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
GOD DAYUM!!!
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HellLord2000 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
decent ^^
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Dzafa Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
fap,fap,.. hahaha :D nice pic.
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kuroi-onee Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
woooo! hermoso!!! :heart:
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Super fabulous and wonderful <3
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theedarcy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
I love the staff, and the little squirrel buddy.
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amorousdino Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Student General Artist
:blush:Cuteness....

very different from my bean sidhe :P
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Dark-Lemur Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
If that's what sidhe look like, I'm throwing away all my iron and salt!
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altruisticjw Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Oh wow!! i love the story of the Sidhe, albeit all i know of them is the stories from Laurell K Hamilton but it was pretty close to what you were saying. How cool of you to add mythology to your artwork, which is beautiful by the way as you can tell from the all the reviews. i think my favorite part is her outfit. it looks very pretty. and i like the opposites in the image like how your made it raining but the sun is shining, and a sweet squirrel and a ominous looking spider. the wings also look so pretty and transparent. i think this picture is utterly lovely:heart: :D
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sasamber Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i've read a book about the Sidhe but they are explained really differnetly... the are explained as being the three fates so to speak (one is for birth one for death and one for life) but this is a really awsome picture just like everything else that you have done XD
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piccassorevived Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
u r amazing, i wish i was that good...
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DennaWilliamson Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art just inspires me for when I write my novels, I love the the fact that you use alot of Fantasy ^_^
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CrashAriMP5N2O Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Seeing your work like this makes me want to create tons of YGO cards out of your images lol
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Lord0Slayer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Ahhh, so this is where Sapkowski got his elvish name for the elves in The Witcher. I'd wondered about that.

Beautiful work as always, Genzo.
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SoNowWhat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
I really like this one :)
It reminds me of stories I used to hear as a kid.
I'm from Canada and most of my family is from the eastern seaboard, and is mostly Irish/Scottish. When I was little, my great grandma used to tell us that if we misbehaved the fairies would come and take us away. She mentioned the fairy mounds as well.
And of course we all believed her, my aunties still don't like driving home alone in Newfoundland, they're afraid of the fairies :)
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FRAIKEN-7 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
EPIC!!! I hope to see more of your mythologis artwork! Hey! maybe when you finish covering every existent myth, you can make the "GENZOMAN's Ultimate Mythological Encyclopedia" I know it would be a huge hit!!!
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sleepywolfe Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Deliciously awesome costume as always! I am loving her legs too *stares*
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