Boar Art Torc Triath
- 9 x 12 inch Original Etching on Copper Plate – printed on Rives BFK archival paper.
- Available in Giclée Prints in 5×7, 8.5×11, and 16×20 inches matted in Blue and Green only.
- Original Etchings in 16×20 and 18×24 inches are currently available in Blue and Green, Sepia and Custom
- For Original Etchings only: If you would like different choices of Mat Color, Paper Color, and Ink combinations – Please chose the “Custom” option in color and message me and I can work with you to create your vision
- “Torc Triath” Boar Art is apart of my ongoing Celtic Mythology Series
Firstly, Torc Triath is the otherworldly boar & king of the boars in Irish Tradition. The Great Boar was once a wicked king. He & his followers transform into swine who laid waste to a third of Ireland.
In the story of Culhwch & Olwen (the Mabinogi) Culhwch & Arthur sends himself on a seemingly impossible quest of snatching the treasure of bristles from between the ears of the ferocious Torc Triath.
Subsequently in the battle of Mag Mucrime, pigs of magic come out of the cave of Cruachan. Cruachan is Ireland’s gate of the Underworld. The Red Swine of Derbrenn appear frequently in the early tales. However fenian warriors hunt the treacherous, powerful boars, who lead the heroes to the Otherworld.
The Wonders of Britain.
On the other hand the earliest reference to the boar Trwyth occurs in the tract De Mirabilibus Britanniae, variously titled in English as “Wonders of Britain”. To clarify The Mirabilia is believed to be near-contemporaneous to Nennius’ ninth century Historia Brittonum and is found appended to it in many extant manuscripts. Moreoever it gives a list of marvels around Britain. Most importantly Arthur’s dog Cabals chases the great boar and leaves a footprint in the rock.
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