Saturday, August 9, 2014

Rhiannon Griffin Goddess

This is a weird one, truly. It was a commission from a Pagan fan who called herself "Dilan Tuatha de Danaan." The improbably named Dilan Tuatha ordered a rendering of a vision
which she had had as an initiatory requirement for her neo-pagan coven. The vision was of Rhiannon, the Welsh goddess of the Underworld, visualized as a skull-headed (or masked) griffin, surrounded by various types of animals including a leopard, wolf, beaver, rat, raccoon, snake, hawk, eagle, lioness, domestic cats, and leaping fish. 

"Rhiannon" is ink and watercolor on illustration board, 13" x 17", July 1987. Click for a bit larger image.

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