(pronounced “Maeve”), was the Queen of Connacht, according to Irish mythology. It was said that no king could reign in Connacht unless married to Medb, who was believed to hold the sovereignty in her person. Of her, it was said that she was “never without one man in the shadow of another”.
During her lifetime, Medb had several husbands, and demanded of them three things—that he be without fear, meanness, or jealousy. The last was particularly important, as she had many lovers. Apparently, it took *ahem* seven men to satisfy her…
One of her favoured methods of selecting a husband was to encourage a potential candidate to duel her present husband, and should the challenger be victorious, his reward... would be the kingship. (For a while, anyway
You may have noticed the stoat peeping over Medb’s shoulder… Well~ it seems that the little fellow was perhaps the Queen’s one true love. Knowing something of her feelings for the creature, Ulster warrior and hero, Cúchulainn
, slung a stone at it whilst it was perched upon Medb’s shoulder by her neck, and killed it.
I referred to a number of resources when I was researching this character, and the few things I have mentioned here, really are only the tip of the iceberg. If you’d like to know more about this rather salacious
lady, here’s a link ---> [link]
Oh… and by the way… Queen Medb was killed by a flying piece of cheese
Talk about an ignoble way to go! Credits:Queen Medb:Model:
~Dove-Stock [link] Torc:
~Hrivalasse-stock [link] Jewel:
~fatimah-al-khaldi [link] Crown:
*Grinmir-stock [link] Celtic medallion:
~FelidaesStock [link] Stoat: [link] Foreground:Sword:
*enwewn [link] Throne:
*Grinmir-stock [link] Arms/hands:
and ~vanstock [link] Background: Shield:
*JinxMim [link] Window/walls:
^Elandria [link] Drapes:
~Karakoukos [link] Landscape:
~SunOwl [link] Textures:
~dazzle-textures [link] Brushes:
Hair: ~trisste-brushes [link]
Dustmotes: ~nathies-stock [link]
Lightbeams: *redheadstock [link]
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Updated: 08/09/11 Removed a boo boo, and substituted one of the stock items that I used.
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