''Cuchullain and the Battle-Goddess''
Illustration by Willy Pogány
This powerful and evocative illustration by Willy Pogány depicts one of the great heroes of Irish myth - Cú Chulainn - and
the submission of Aoífe and his capture of the fabled weapon Gáe Bulg following a battle.
Cú Chulainn (also known as the "Hound of Ulster") appears in a number of tales within the Ulster Cycle and is known for
his battle frenzy - similar to a berzerker's frency - wherein he became an unrecognisable monster who knew neither friend
nor foe. Traditionally, he fought from a chariot driven by his loyal charioteer Láeg.
Gáe Bulg is a fabled spear first owned by the great woman-warrior Scáthach (who trained Cú Chulainn in the arts of war)
and thereafter held by her protégé, Aoífe, until it was won in battle by Cú Chulainn. It was a fearsome spear that opened
into thirty barbs upon piercing a body.
Pogány's illustration captures Cú Chulainn's post-battle submission of Aoífe in dramatic fashion.
Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)
Detail (for reference)
Reproduction on 12x18" sheet
Reproduction on 18x24" sheet
Our Greeting Cards
When presented on Greeting Cards, this image is prepared as a tipped-on plate - in hommage to the hand-crafted
approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is
hand-finished, with the image presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. On the rear of each
card we also present some information about Willy Pogány and this wonderful illustration. We have left the interior
of the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.
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years of enjoyment. In addition, our reproductions are accompanied by explanatory material relating to Willy
Pogány and this wonderful illustration.
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