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)