Lugh Lamfada Picture

"Lugh Lamfada, son of Cian and Princess Eithne, was the great warrior-king who freed the Lanns from slavery at the hands of the Fomorians to the north and from subjugation by the Imperials in the south and is known to the Lanns as the hero of the Battle of Matirra. It is because of him that the Lannish state, though only recently a unified kingdom, could have been founded amidst the chaos that was to become the Common Era over one thousand years aog. Though presumed to be long dead, the holy spear Areadvaar remains in use throughout the ages by firstborn male descendants in the ruling Tyrtic House Atrom. Additionally, historical accounts from the late tenth century state that the Lannish-born hero Uleag MacIolair also used the spear during the Seige of Sariel in 999 and had, according to his late autobiography, received the spear in Lanland by "...some translucent blonde guy floating on a lake. I was fifteen at the time and back then I drank a lot more than as an adult. I recall being really, really messed up so I'm not 100% sure". Lugh's bloodline is proudly upheld by both Tyrtenn's nineteenth regnant King Bruis Atrom MacRuairi and Uleag's alleged descendants Ruaridh hAmurhitha as well as the newly-ascended Fomorian king Gavvar of Adharccen."
(Fr. Gilrea Kneale, History of the Danadeith, Chapter Three (1107 R.E))



Holy crap this is like best thing I've done in a while. I can't explain how satisfied I am for finishing this, especially under the course of three days. I'm still trying to get the hang of lighting but it's not easy. I think my problem is that I need some form of reference...
Anyway, as his name implies, Lugh here is not-so-loosely based on a certain god of light from Irish mythology with a similar background (of course, without all the fantasy jargon I added on). Of all the mythological gods and heroes present in literature, Lugh is my favorite. His badassery is demonstrated when during the Battle of Mag Tuired, he's up against his Fomorian grandfather King Balor and shoots a sling into his grotesque eye that kills everything it sees and the rock is shot so hard that the eye falls out the back of Balor's head and he dies. I always thought my ancestors' Pre-Christian culture was the weird ritualistic stuff that neopagans reenact albiet very poorly. I mean, it is, to a degree, but the battles and heroes and bloodlines and stuff add a bit of Norse to it, which is a good thing.
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