The Messenger of Tethra (1910) #JohnDuncan
This painting depicts part of the story of Tethra, a King in Celtic mythology, who sent beautiful women as messengers to entice princes. This messenger carries a branch of the Singing Tree in which three birds perch. If the branch is laid on someone’s pillow it would wake them up and force them to follow the messenger back to Tethra. The Singing Tree also acted as a talisman enabling a living person to enter the Otherworld safely. #TullieHouse
#messenger #celtic #mythology #symbolist #symbolism #scottish #myth #mythical #singingtree #painting #scottishart #arthistory

Author: Jess Bray

Jess Bray is an East Texas native artist, creating from her home studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jess believes in the quantum power of music to change the world, writing songs to inspire and empower the audience to become the artist of their own lives. She is also the Muse + Founder of #ModernMusesOracle & #ModernMusesCommunity, and Mother of three.

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