Tornado F3 - Cu Sith Picture

"In Irish mythology the Cù Sìth was said to be an immense, coal black hound with glowing or flaming eyes. The Cù Sìth was feared as a harbinger of death and would appear to bear away the soul of a person to the afterlife"


For the Modern Myths contest. [link]

I was assigned the mythical beast known as the Cù Sìth [link] . I also have a real closet love for fighter jets and stories about them. I used to want to be a fighter pilot when I grew up, but I get motion sickness too easy and my eyes are really bad, so it's pretty much impossible for me now.

Dunno if we were allowed to do this or not, but the way I decided to modernize this beast was to incorporate it into a war story. Really confusing to explain. Sadly, I didn't give myself enough time to actually come up with the story part of this so I don't expect anyone to understand what's going on in the picture. Basically, there's this squadron sent out to fight in a war between two countries and after winning a few battles they become associated with the Cù Sìth, painting the coal-black hound with flaming eyes on the sides of their planes as a harbinger of death to anybody who challenged them.

To help explain: There's a game I love to play called "Ace Combat 5" where the main squadron is associated with a demon called "Razgriz"

"When history witnesses a great change Razgriz reveals itself
First as a dark demon, as a demon it uses its powers to rain death upon the land
then it dies
However, after a period of slumber, Razgriz returns
this time as a great hero"

They never really said the demon didn't exist, so this is what I was kinda going for in my story, just not totally ripping off this game because the beast is actually heavily involved in this story, and in the game the demon was just a side-thing where they acted like it really existed but never showed whether it did or not.

Yeah, it was really hard for me to come up with a way to modernize this doggy. I hope this is acceptable but I'll understand if it's not. :I

My original choice of aircraft was going to be the 5th generaton Su-47 Berkut, but since this myth is mostly European and the Su-47 is a Russian aircraft, I went with a fighter I read online that you'd most likely see in the RAF(Royal Air Force) today: The Tornado F3.


Everything was drawn from scratch, surprisingly (besides the text and certain glow/filter effects), but I used these tutorials to make the background possible:


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