Cath Maige Tuired: The Slaying of Balor Picture

My favorite one of the whole series!

This is the combat between Lugh and Balor. Balor's nine attendants begin to lift the heavy lid of his lethal eye, but before they can lift it all the way, Lugh hurls a stone into it and kills him. Some versions say he used a sling; others say he used his bare hand to throw the rock. I for one think it would be more like Lugh to do the latter.

The next one is the last of the series at this point; I hope to do more so that it ends on a less gory note.

3 hours, Charcoal, canson paper. 9"x16"

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