Monday, May 18, 2015

Ibeji

In Yoruba culture twins are believed to be sacred at birth and protected by the deities called Ibeji.The Ibeji and all twins are considered one soul contained in two bodies; inextricably linked in life through destiny. If one twin dies an Ere Ibeji (a small wooden figure) is made so ensure that the departed's soul remains as strong as the living's. 


Read more about this belief at:
http://www.randafricanart.com/Yoruba_Customs_and_Beliefs_Pertaining_to_Twins.html
http://santeriachurch.org/the-orishas/ibeji/

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Death of Adonis

Here is another ancient greek myth drawing.
There was this time Adonis boasted he was a better hunter than Artemis, so Artemis sent a wild boar to kill him.
This is just one of the ways he supposedly died, but it's defiantly my favorite.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Bear Death

The sad death of a bear friend.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Boudica


I've been reading up on Boudica, a really badass Celtic queen. She rallied Celtic tribes who were being oppressed under Roman rule and left a path of destruction through their settlements. Here is a link to History Net for her history and Missed in History has a good episode on her. 



Thursday, April 2, 2015

Serglige Con Culainn (The Sick-Bed of Cú Chulainn)


"Cannot the lasses of Ulster find any other but us," he said, "to give them their bird-hunt to-day?"


And the woman in the green mantle approached him, and she laughed a laugh at him, and she gave him a stroke with a horsewhip.



And he by himself slew thirty-and-three of them. Now, after all these things had passed, Cuchulain slept with the lady.



"Speak! and tell me, Cuchulain," cried Emer,
"Why this shame on my head thou wouldst lay?


And Fand goeth away with Manannan the Son of the Sea, and Manannan shook his cloak between Cuchulain and Fand, so that they might never meet together again throughout eternity.




I did this little series based loosely on a story in Irish mythology: The Sick-Bed of Cú Chulainn. Check out the full translated text at www.manannan.net or for a funnier version try  www.bettermyths.com