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Moura 2 by fae-photography
Moura 2
Moura by fae-photography   Caer Ibormeith by fae-photography   The Morrigan by fae-photography  Aoibhelle by fae-photography   Gold and Earth by fae-photography  Selkie by fae-photography

Part of a series I am working on.
Self Portrait.


The fairy tales featuring the enchanted Mouras are thought to be pre roman, indo-celtic origin, magical maidens who guard castles, caves, bridges, wells, rivers, and treasures.  
She often appears singing and combing her beautiful long hair, golden as gold with a golden comb, and promises to give treasures to whom sets her free by breaking her spell.
According to ancient lore, they are the souls of young maidens who were left guarding treasures that were hidden before other supernatural beings disappeared from the mortal world.
They appear as guardians of the pathways into the earth and are believed to be the builders of the Paleolithic hill forts, The Dolmens and megaliths, They are believed to still live there.
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Selkie by fae-photography
Selkie
Moura by fae-photography   Caer Ibormeith by fae-photography   The Morrigan by fae-photography  Aoibhelle by fae-photography  Gold and Earth by fae-photography     Moura 2 by fae-photography

Part of a series I am working on.
Self Portrait.


"When angels fell, some fell on the land, some on the sea.
The former are the faeries and the latter were often said to be the seals." 
  - Anonymous Orcadian

Selkies are mythological creatures found in Irish, Scottish and Faroese folklore.  Selkies are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land.

Stories concerning selkies are generally romantic tragedies. Sometimes the human will not know that their lover is a selkie, and wakes to find them returned to their seal form. In other stories the human will hide the selkie's skin, thus preventing the selkie from returning to its seal form. A selkie can only make contact with one human for a short amount of time before the selkie must return to the sea. The selkie is unable to make contact with that human again for seven years, unless the human steals their selkie skin and hides it or burns it.

In the surviving folklore, there is no agreement as to how often the selkie-folk were able to carry out the transformation. Some tales say it was once a year, usually Midsummer's Eve, while others state it could be “every ninth night” or “every seventh stream”.
Regardless of how often they were able to transform, the folklore tells us that once in human form, the selkie-folk would dance on lonely stretches of moonlit shore, or bask in the sun on outlying skerries.
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Aoibhelle by fae-photography
Aoibhelle
Moura by fae-photography   Caer Ibormeith by fae-photography   The Morrigan by fae-photography  Selkie by fae-photography  Gold and Earth by fae-photography     Moura 2 by fae-photography

Part of a series I am working on.
Self Portrait.

Aoibheall is a famous fairy queen of County Clare, Ireland.
Her name has been translated as "bright", "sparkling", and "beautiful", all things which are generally attributed to goddessess.
Aibheall is said to have a magical golden harp which was only heard by those of Clann UíBriain, whoever heard its music did not live long afterwards. For this reason she has been referred to as "banfháidh Om Briain", meaning "prophetress of Clann UíBriain".
It was that harp Cuchulain heard the time his enemies were gathering against him, and he knew by it that his life was near its end.
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The Morrigan by fae-photography
The Morrigan
Part of a series I am working on.
Self Portrait
Still needs fine tuning, but I wanted to share it anyway.


Moura by fae-photography  Caer Ibormeith by fae-photography   Aoibhelle by fae-photography  Selkie by fae-photography  Gold and Earth by fae-photography     Moura 2 by fae-photography


The Goddess Morrigan

The Morrigan is a goddess of battle, strife, and fertility.
One of the Goddess Morrigan's best known characteristics, is that she was a shape-shifter, one of her major forms was an old woman, wrapped in a cape of raven feathers, but she also took the shapes of a crow or banshee
Her role was to not only be a symbol of imminent death, but to also influence the outcome of war. Most often she did this by appearing as a crow flying overhead and would either inspire fear or courage in the hearts of the warriors. In some cases, she is written to have appeared in visions to those who are destined to die in battle by washing their bloody armor.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You (16) by daniya-ART
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 if you have the time and inclination:
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Oghma9 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Amazing images. Your series of creatures/beings from Celtic mythos is hauntingly beautiful.
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MarinaCoric Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional
Thank you for watching! :wave:
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tatts47 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
your work is amazing, your models too. light fantastic
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