The Morrigan Picture

This is my entry for #OC-Challenge's contest, the theme of which is 'Mythology', I've seen several people on my watch list entering & thought it looked like fun!

The idea is to draw your OC portraying something mythological. (You can read all about the contest here: [link])

I've drawn Scarlett portaying my interpretation of the Morrigan. I first bumped into her when doing research for Neverfade, and when I saw the contest I instantly thought of her as perfect for Scarlett.

The Morrígan ("phantom queen") or Mórrígan ("great queen") (also known as Morrígu, Morríghan, Mor-Ríoghain, sometimes given in the plural as Morrígna) is a figure from Irish mythology who appears to have once been a goddess, although she is not explicitly referred to as such in the texts.

The Morrigan is a goddess of battle, strife, and fertility . She sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors, and in the Ulster cycle she also takes the form of an eel, a wolf, and a cow. She is generally considered a war deity comparable with the Germanic Valkyries, although her association with cattle also suggests a role connected with fertility, wealth, and the land.
(Read more here.)

I think I'll definitely have to include the Morrigan in Neverfade somehow now : ) (Even though she's Irish and it's set in England - oh well! : p )

Markers + gel ink pen + a lot of messing around in photoshop, thanks scanner. Grrr...

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