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"Arkan Sonney" by Stuart Emlen Gray

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This one took me a while.  My comp crashed in the middle, I hadn't saved it in a while, and i was rather far along lost like half my work.  I put it off for a long  time then finally picked it back up, I am actually pretty satisfied with it. Anyway...

This is the Arkan Sonney, the lucky piggy.  It is fairy pig that flies around the Isle of Man.  It's said to have long, white prickly hairs, and red ears.  It's supposed to be good luck if you catch one.

9 Feb 2011:-) Jeanette M Thomas
Love the delicate wings. Hmmm. The dogs of Anwn (sp - Celtic underworld) were white with red ears. One of the great myths is about the capture of pigs from the Underworld bringing them to the world of men. Possibly the Underworld swine were like the dogs, white with red ears - and this could be a kernel of legend relating the fairy piggy as a memory (or cousin) of those other pigs. One line of thought.

:-) Stuart Emlen Gray replies: "The red ears I think are a recurring theme in mythology in that part of the world."
10 Feb 2011:-) Stuart Emlen Gray
Yay!!!! MOD Choice! Worked hard on this one.
11 Feb 201145 Anon.
igs really can fly!!! great jobo nthis
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'Arkan Sonney':
 • Created by: :-) Stuart Emlen Gray
 • Copyright: ©Stuart Emlen Gray. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Arkan, Beach, Dune, Flying, Girl, Isle, Man, Ocean, Of, Pig, Sand, Sonney
 • Categories: Faery, Fay, Faeries, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Normal Animals (Cats, horses, fish, etc), European Traditions, Mythology, Juvenile, for Children, for Youth, Child, Children, Teens
 • Techniques: Computer Painted from Scratch, Computer Program, Other Computer Paint Program
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2011-02-09 21:35:34
 • Submitted: 2011-02-09 01:42:54
 • Views: 1457
 • Resolution: 1600x1200

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