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Samhain Goddess by ArwensGrace Samhain Goddess by ArwensGrace
Happy Halloween everyone :D

"It is Samhain ...The Night of Shadows.
The Circle is cast around the fire,
And through the darkness, we glance,
For the veils are thin, in this sacred night!
Ancient voices around us,
Whispering old and forgotten songs,
While we dance the Spiral Dance,
To meet Her.
And there She comes,
The Lady of the Gate!
Power and compassion evolving us,
As a dark but comforting wave.
Beautiful Queen of the Dark Night!
With Her mantle of raven's feathers,
And eyes deep with wisdom.
Cerridwenn!
She opens Her arms,
in a welcoming embrace,
We feel around us the flow of love,
Of Her Eternal Grace.
And then we hear Her voice,
Melodious and grave,
That speaks from inside our soul,
As an echo in a cave.
Blessed Daughters of My Heart,
I hear your prayers from afar.
And that is why I came tonight!
Do not despair when the times are hard!
Do not abandon the Path you found!
For time has come for My return,
And you, Loved Ones, shall open the way,
Singing my name as the ancient bards.
I am always with you, do never doubt that!
I am the Old and the Young One!
I am the Keeper of the Gate!
I am the Master of Time!
I am the Dark Goddess of Death!
I am the Bright Goddess of Dawn!
I am The One!
I am Cerridwenn!"

"Samhain Dream"


by Myria/Brighid
October 1999
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:iconkatyravensong:
KatyRavensong Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I love this art print. Are you Angie Latham from www.celtic-photography.co.uk  ? If so, thanks for giving me permission last year to use this in a dark moon ritual I was constructing.
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Harald1983 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Cool as hell! The rest of your gallery is also awesome :)
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:iconjaysandra:
Jaysandra Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning
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:iconrembrantt:
rembrantt Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Feature time. [link]
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:iconsteverlfs:
steverlfs Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
This is incredible! You must have been reading Watkins or Devereaux!
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:iconkiibun:
Kiibun Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student
Last night was Samhain, I wish i had found this before! TT3TT
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SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
I linked to this nifty picture in my group blog: [link] Thanks! :)
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lightshadowcat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
I found this image online years back when I set my first steps on the pagan path...
Love it and thank you many times!
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:iconstarwitchstone:
starwitchstone Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I've seen this around the web before and I really loved it. I'm glad I finally found the artist. This is a beautiful piece and obviously perfect for Samhain.
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice.
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:iconhappylass:
happylass Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
I'm confused, I thought Samhain was the first week of May in the Southern Hemisphere? Love this piece though, very much so.
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:iconarwensgrace:
ArwensGrace Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
I don't live in the southern hemisphere ;)
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kerrangist Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
A beautiful piece ^_^ , Blessed be
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:iconlightshadowcat:
lightshadowcat Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Found this after last nights events... love it! Thanx
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Tricia-Danby Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Artist
Your work is featured here: [link]
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BlackDog777 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Agency of Ineffable Name and Vast Strength!
Ancient, Dark One; Thou cold, barren, mournful and pernicious!
Thou whose word is as stone and whose life is abiding.
Thou Ancient and Alone Impenetrable One!
Thou who keepest promises,
who art weak and weary;
whose cares are greater than any other,
knowing neither pleasure nor joy;
Thou Old and Cunning, supreme in artifice!
Bringer of ruin and despair,
be present here and lend thy aid!

GREAT WORK!!
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VikingWidunder Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello Friend! We at :iconmystery-and-magic: would like to have this deviation of yours, in our folder called "Samhain", we have already sent you a request, we hope that you accept it. Take a look at the group, you will be most welcome as a member if you want to join. Stay well and thank you for your time.
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madelinde Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
is this yours?? I know this picture! Very nice!
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:iconarwensgrace:
ArwensGrace Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
yes its mine, how do you know it?
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:iconwndyeliza:
wndyeliza Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
This is fantastic! OMGoddess!
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:icontendershark:
Tendershark Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
OH WOW!! Truly magical!
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:iconarranella:
Arranella Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Blessed Samhain to you! What a wonderful piece. You've captured the essence of the crone wonderfully!
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this is wonderful!! hail great crone! blessed be!
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Kattsntatts Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Beautiful!!! I love the knowledge in her face...
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:iconblastedcrow:
blastedcrow Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
she's so cute... I want a grandmother like her!
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LillithShadow Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
even if it's a few days too late...blessed and happy new year to you.....beautiful gallery indeed...
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Ceriadwen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Oh it´s beyond beautiful! =D
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mmenathalie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Congratulations! This work has been featured in the "Visual Senses" article this month: [link]

Thank you for the wonderful art and keep up the good work!

Please, do not comment here, but leave your words or fav under the news article.

Nathalie
:heart:
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod: Nice one m'deer :nod: Love the poem ;)

Blessings to you, & a Happy New Year :clap:
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dreaminstories Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007   Writer
So much detail! This is so beautiful! =D :+favlove:
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
I love your imagery, very well done. :)
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Helen-Baq Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
It looks like it's beautiful. If the watermark wasn't blotting out the whole thing, I'd favor it in a heartbeat. :(
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pantherwitch4982 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
i've featured this piece in my journal found here [link]

if you want the image removed, please note me and i'll do so.
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MegerisAzarael Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm... speechless...
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KWilliamsPhoto Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Professional Writer
Fantastic!
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ForsakenVilwarin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Happy Samhain! :blowkiss:

:+favlove: .. awesome art ^^
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:iconmartinarte:
martinarte Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007   Digital Artist
Fantastic work!
Blessed be and great Sanhain to you!
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skycladarts Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Blessed Be, how can I NOT fave this...beautiful!
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M00nlight-Rain Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
:pumpkin: Halloween is near! Wonderful! :heart:
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:iconquaddles:
quaddles Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning composition.
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Ilharess Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
Blessed Samhain :)
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Trash63 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
:clap: :clap: :clap:
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Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Great work, I love both the art and the prose!
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Zer05um Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
From those of us about to celebrate Beltaine, Blessed Be!
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theinkpot Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
I truly understand your reasoning for the watermark, but honestly, it really detracts from being able to enjoy your work fully. Sad that a few thieves have led to the marring of such beautiful work. :(
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Twilights-Maiden Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful piece! blessed be :)
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cash74 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
Its really greate work, but the shadows don't matcs. :-(
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Trish2 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
Sorry to say it but the watermark totally ruined this piece. I would have liked to see it better. :(
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ArwensGrace Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
yes well, when you see your own artwork being ripped on myspace by a total stranger and claiming it as their own, then it soon makes you watermark your work! ;)
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