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Monday, March 5, 2012

13 Goddesses Week 1 - Celtic: Blodeuwedd

Hi Everyone ;o)
I hope you're all having a great day!
I have joined a 13 week challenge, in which I will be painting 13 different Goddesses from all over the world. (Of course, mine will be in crow form.) This challenge is hosted by the lovely BlackPumpkin. Please go over, when you are done here, to check out what all the other people have created ;o) And, it's not to late to join ;o) I have to say, I am having a lot of fun with this challenge, not only painting, but learning about all the different Goddesses ;o)

My first painting I did is of Blodeuwedd.

She is the Welsh Goddess of spring, created from flowers. Blodeuwedd is fashioned from nine types of blossom, oak, meadowsweet, broom, cockle, bean, nettle, chestnut, primrose and hawthorn.

She was created by the great magicians Math and Gwydion to be Lleu's mate, in response to a curse pronounced by his mother, that he would never have a wife from any race then on the Earth.

Blodeuwedd proved to be treacherous to Lleu, when she and her lover, Gronw Pebyr, plotted against him and killed him.

She was punished and turned into an owl, but still kept her name in Welsh, Blodeuwedd, meaning "Flower Face".

She represents temporary beauty and the bright blooming that must come full circle through death. She is the promise of autumn visible in spring.

Pronunciation: bluh DIE weth ("th" as in the "weather")







Have a great day ;o) Next week I will being showing the Babylonian Goddess Ishtar ;o)

28 comments:

  1. She is precious! I love her eye, and the little baby in her hand. So precious!

    And you are right, I entered the challenge because I found it here *grin* and it is such fun to learn about the goddess and create at the same time!

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  2. oh so sweet with the baby owl,, excellent Stacy!I can'twait to see whats next!

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  3. So beautiful & I can feel the love with that baby owl... I am so happy you are in this challenge so I can look forward to learning more about the Goddesses you choose :) I thought of joining but still have 6 faces left before I finish my Feb Challenge, I'll just post all at once, had leaving things not finished... except housework LOL!!

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  4. It is going to be such fun to learn about the goddesses with you and see how you interpret them into crows!
    Sounds like fun!

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  5. So precious! i love it that you made her look like a crow. :)

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  6. Oh, how interesting and your painting is adorable! Stacy, thank you for your well wishes for my Etsy shop. When you get a chance, check out my latest blog post!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  7. Stacy, she is a beautiful goddess, even in her crow form! It was very interesting to read about her...great job!!!

    Big Hugs,
    Jan

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  8. i like the white birds. great change of pace. off to blackpumpkin...

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  9. One of my favorite Goddesses. The Triple Goddess is what I'm attuned to, but all things Celtic are also in my dna. Great interpretation.

    Love and Light to all

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  10. Fabulous representation :D, and such a pretty Crow :D XXX

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  11. A Welsh goddess, love it; this is a beautiful painting the crow cradling the owl is precious.

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  12. Waht a wonderful painting of the lovely goddess Blodeuwedd. I'm Weslsh so i have a special fondness for Her.

    i can't wait to see Ishtar. i have been reading up on Her a lot lately.

    Blessings, V.

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  13. Stacy, that is wonderful! What a great challenge, wish I had time to do it but unfortunately I'm stuck doing taxes for the time being :(

    Can't wait to see Ishtar.
    Hugs, Gail

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  14. Amazing painting Stacy. She is just lovely. Very elligant. Just in time for spring. i love that she is holding an owl.

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  15. Very very pretty. I'm looking forward to every monday now!

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  16. Oh Stacy I love that you take a challenge and put it into your crows. That is very inspiring!!! I love this one - and with the little cute owl as well. And Stacy - I won one of your giveaways on Theresas blog. YES!!!!

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  17. She's sooooo sweet!! Great minds think alike! Ehehehe!!! Thank you for your entry. Cannot wait to see your next one!

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  18. Yay!! how magical and beautiful..fabulous tribute to such an awesome Goddess...beautiful!
    HUgs'
    victoria

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  19. You constantly amaze and surprise me Stacy! I love your Welsh Crow Goddess, she is lovingly beautiful!

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  20. Oh, be still my heart! I love the Goddesses ~ all of them! What a beautiful interpretation of this awesome Celtic goddess!!! I love this one!

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  21. Big Hugs Everyone ;o) This is going to be a fun 13 weeks ;o) Yeh!!! Thanks for joining me ;o)

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  22. Stacy, I adore the story of Bloduewedd...I heard it years ago. Great choice! You did a wonderful job here on this aceo...fantastic! I love the white with the bit of scriptwork in the flowers and on her face :)

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  23. Oh Stacy, BEAUTIFUL interpretation! I really love this and thank you so much for sharing the information on Bloduewedd. She is a new one for me and one can never have knowledge of too many goddesses, now can one? ;-) This is a wonderful challenge suited so well for you. I can't wait to see the other 12. Hugs, my sweet.

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  24. Thanks so much Jo-Ann! It was fun creating her! I am having so much fun doing this challenge!!

    Thanks so much Mina ;o) I have already 4 done, and, I love seeing them all together ;o) Blodeuwedd is a new Goddess for me too ;o) Hugs ;o)

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  25. Thanks so much Jo-Ann! It was fun creating her! I am having so much fun doing this challenge!!

    Thanks so much Mina ;o) I have already 4 done, and, I love seeing them all together ;o) Blodeuwedd is a new Goddess for me too ;o) Hugs ;o)

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  26. She is absolutely gorgeous!!! :) And I love the wee owl she is holding. You did a wonderful job, Stacy!

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