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Portrait of Grania - High Spirit of Nature by FractalBee Portrait of Grania - High Spirit of Nature by FractalBee
This is a portrait of the ancient Spirit Grania — (GRAW-nya). The name comes
from the Old Irish grainne which means grain or seed.
Grania is one of the old ancestors of the present day spritits who wield the
powers of nature.
There are many powerful spirits, like the ones who take care of the blossoming
of trees and flourishing of flowers.Some of them take care of rain and snow.
They were often called elves or fairies, but there is a huge difference. Elves
and fairies will take care of a lot of jobs, but the organisation, the
planning, that is the responsability of the higher spirits.
So it was once that Grania ruled the waves of nature. She was a beautiful
looking spirit, although not many humans have seen here. But she felt in love
with a human knight named Fergal. He was a handsome and honorable man. He was
mortal, but Grania, as said, ruled the powers of nature. So she arranged an
extension of life for him. As long as his heart belonged to Grania, Fergal
would live.
Grania had magic powers, but Fergal not.That was not a problem for them. They
stayed together for ages and till now the influence of Grania is great. Her
great-grandchild Leary, who rules nowadays has a strong bond with her
But that's another story.
For now, we can see that Grania, has a magic wand. That wand is not really
essential for her. She can use her spells without, but it is merely a symbol
of royalness, like kings and queens who use a scepter.
It is important to notice, that Grania is not only able to rule nature's
waves, but she can also give a new identity to people. That means, build a
life around people and give them the necessary tools, like an ID, a home and
bring them in contact with other people like directors, human resource
managers so that they can built a life.It is kinda manipulative, but that's
the way Grania worked and still works.
So if you meet someone and you have strongly the feeling that you somehow know
that person, it can be that Grania has put this into your heart and that there
is a reason to stay in contact with that person.

This portrait from Grania is digitally made and I used her own specific
mandala with her name waved a couple of times inside.
I hope to make a serie of these spirits and show you more of them. First would
be a portrait of Fergal, the beloved of Grania.
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
This beautiful picture is featured here: [link] :heart:
FractalBee Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thank you so much, sweetie! You have made my day again! I'm so happy with this! :tighthug: :icongreenheartplz:
Fractamonium Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Oh wow, I love the direction you are going with this piece! This really speaks to me!
FractalBee Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thank you so much! I'm so glad that you like this, because I needed a new, extra direction in wich I can use my mandala's. But with something new, something that can be used always. Not only for one person, like the name mandala's. Once a name mandala is given, I cannot give a second one, that would be boring. So for me, this is a new direction to explore. Mandala's and fantasy :w00t:
Fractamonium Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Great, I look forward to seeing you develop the idea! I'm sure I will love it! You are welcome!
FractalBee Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
mistersingh Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Fantastic work:)
FractalBee Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thank you so much, my friend! :iconjumpcolorsplz:
mistersingh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
quasihedron Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent image! :clap:
Well done! :D
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