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Tristan and Iseult
code: Tristan and Iseult - GALLERY, ORIGINAL PAINTINGS
The story of the fated lovers Tristan and Iseult is a favourite from the Arthurian legends. Tristan was the nephew of King Mark of Cornwall and one of the knights of the round table. Iseult was an Irish princess who was betrothed to King Mark. Tristan was sent to Ireland to bring back the princes...
Epona the Horse Goddess
code: Epona the Horse Goddess - GALLERY, ORIGINAL PAINTINGS
The goddess Epona, revered and worshiped by the ancient Celtic people as a loving protector of horses, was also a goddess of fertility, re-birth and abundance. The name Epona derives from the Gaulish for the Great Mare. Although originally a Celtic goddess, she was eventually accepted by the Roma...
code: Red Dragon - GALLERY, ORIGINAL PAINTINGS
The first culture in the world to use dragons in their mythology and beliefs are the Chinese who believe that dragons bring good fortune, prosperity and bounty. The Western Dragon, however, is a very different creature; often a fearsome, fire breathing figure that kills heroes and terrifies whole ...
code: Passion Flowers - GALLERY, ORIGINAL PAINTINGS
The Blue, or Common Passion Flower (Passiflora caerulea), is a South American vine native to Uruguay , Brazil and Argentina. It is popular with gardeners because of its intricate, scented flowers which attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. It is a natural habitat for the Gulf Fritillary But...
The Green Man
code: The Green Man - GALLERY, ORIGINAL PAINTINGS
The Green Man is a motif found in many cultures around the world. The representation of a face surrounded by, or made of leaves, is interpreted primarily as a symbol of rebirth representing the cycle of growth each spring. Perhaps a fertility God, the beneficent spirit of vegetation or a tree spi...
code: Fionn McCumhaill - GALLERY, ORIGINAL PAINTINGS
Fionn McCumhaill (pronounced Finn McCool in english) is one of the most famous figures in Irish mythology, featuring in many well known legends. As a young boy he acquired the wisdom of the Salmon of Knowledge. As a young man he fell in love with Sadbh (pronounced Sive), the daughter of the High ...
code: Queen Maeve - GALLERY, ORIGINAL PAINTINGS
Maeve was one of the great female figures in Irish legends. She was wealthy, powerful, desirable and a formidable opponent in battle. She was said to have run faster than horses, worn live animals and birds on her shoulders and slept with numerous Irish kings, discarding them as they failed to sa...
code: St. Brendan - GALLERY, ORIGINAL PAINTINGS
St. Brendan was born in 486 AD and founded a monastery at Clonfert, County Galway. Brendan travelled widely; he was said to have set sail with a handful of monks on a perilous seven-year quest across the Atlantic in a boat of wood and ox hide. En route, legend tells us that they were raised up on...
code: St. Patrick - GALLERY, ORIGINAL PAINTINGS
Patrick, who became the patron saint of Ireland, was born into a Roman ruling family in 390 AD Britain. At the age of 14 he was enslaved by a gang of Irish raiders and spent the next 6 years as a shepherd on a mountain top in County Armagh. A vision of ships persuaded him to try to escape. He lat...