Epona Picture

Here is another image that I suppose could equally fit well into the Doodles and Sketches Gallery since I did draw it during math class today, and it is black ballpoint pen. Like the "Wildfire Leaf" image, it was drawn in my little Moleskine sketchbook, which is why the paper is a lovely cream color.

As a young girl I was obsessed with horses and the mythological creatures that resembled them (e.g. the unicorn, pegasus, hippocampus, centaur, etc.). I drew them incessantly. Time passed and the obsession faded, although I still think they are beautiful animals, and it has been quite some time since I've drawn them. Yet for some reason I was inspired to sketch this today, and I was glad to discover that my knowledge of equine facial structure had not completely disappeared. The slightly dished profile and sharp features reminds me of horses of the Arabian breed.

This is my representation of the Goddess Epona, originally a horse Goddess of Gaul and other Celtic regions. She was later adopted by the Romans, who admired the skills the Celts possessed with horses. She was also identified with birds.

For more information on Epona:



Epona, Celtic Horse Goddess

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