Manannán mac Lir, Celtic God of the Sea
Concept art and design from the Song of the Sea panel at San Diego Comic Con this past Friday. Song of the Sea will be the story of the last selkie, a creature that lives as a seal but sheds its skin to become human on land. It will be set in Ireland, the home of brother and sister Ben and Saoirse. Saoirse is the last selkie, and both she and her brother find themselves on an island in the middle of the sea in their search for the selkie coat.
The Fairy Glen, Betws-y-Coed, North Wales
The Ardagh Chalice, a silver and gold-plated bronze communion cup from Ardagh, County Limerick, Ireland. 700s AD. National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. The chalice, part of a hoard that was buried during Viking raids and discovered in 1868 by two boys digging in a potato field, ranks with the Book of Kells as one of the finest known works of Celtic art.