Among the Irish Celts, Raven was associated with the Triple Goddess, the Morrigan, who took the shape of Raven over battlefields as Chooser of the Slain. She was a protector of warriors, such as Chuhulian and Fionn MacCual.
Raven is also the totem of the pan-Celtic Sorceress/Goddess Morgan le Fay, who was also called the Queen of Faeries. In some tales, she is Queen of the Dubh Sidhe, or Dark Faeries, who were a race of tricksters who often took the form of ravens.
“To have a raven’s knowledge” is an Irish proverb meaning to have a seer’s supernatural powers. Raven is considered one of the oldest and wisest of animals.
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Kelly Hood - Art with a Heart
Kelly's work is steeped in the natural world and uses natural pigments in a step towards a sustainable art practice. Her work speaks the language and sentiments of Irish farm and country life, engaging the heart and mind and inviting a tactile appreciation.
Having grown up on the rugged Dingle peninsula, Kelly now lives and works in Wicklow with her husband, young son and rescued deerhound.
The Amnesty shop is stocking five of Kelly's beautiful Fine Art prints - see the rest of the collection - Kelly Hood Collection.