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The Battle of Lismodon by Erulian The Battle of Lismodon by Erulian
***The people known as "The Sidhe" or people of the mounds, or "The Lordly Ones" or "The Good People" were descended from the "Tuatha de Danann" who settled in Ireland millennia ago and in being defeated by the Milesians they retreated to a different dimension of space and time than our own, believed to be living under mounds and fairy raths and cairns, and also the land of "Tír na nÓg" a mythical island to the west of Ireland.

Down through the ages the Sidhe have been in contact with mortals giving protection, healing and even teaching some of their skills to mortals - Smithcraft or the working of metals being one such skill.

The Sidhe are generally benign until angered by some foolish action of mortals or other beings. Many trees and mounds are considered under their protection and if a mortal destroys or damages these then a curse is put upon himself and his family. In some parts of the countryside people would not build their houses over certain "fairy paths" because of the type of disturbances which would ensue. ***

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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Don't just hack at the stone, drive the blade point-first into a lava seam or an eye socket!
Art0holic Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
great scene

fantastic work
Con-Tessa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great idea for a scene, love it
catfitemike Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice one! :)
Erulian Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks !! 8-)
catfitemike Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like dragons, the sidhe or fairy's legends extend beyond Ireland and Europe, they've even gone as far as asia.. and here in the Philippines we have a name for them.. the Dwende. I recall in childhood, they are unseen people we should take care not to hurt or anger for fear of retaliation that can even lead to death.. they also live near very old trees and earth mounds.. cool eh? :) your work reminded me of an old animated movie: wizards.. I was inspired to create a story of my OC around that world.. hmm would be interesting to work on it next ;)
VeeSwan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOH this is gorgeous, and the Troll is my favorite model! I love the concept and the description, beautiful work!
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you Vee, for this and the Fav, very appreciated 8-)
VeeSwan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome, I really love it!
JOCAPS Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
you deserve it!!
A very good way to translate visually the expression : to boil inside
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