That's funny how you people try to find someone's problems. What's your business? Are you a psychologist and these problems are your money? Not gonna work.
This is a illustration for a certain fan-character from the game Dragon Age, she is a clearly woman and Andraste is also in-game kind of a prophet. Jesus. Of course this information isn't obvious and requires little research, but people's unwillingness to do it but weird theories is fascinating.
Games steal from ancient mythology all the time. Usually to the detriment of whatever mythology they "borrowed." Andraste is the name of a Celtic Goddess. If someone wanted to use Her name, cool. The comment about male pregnancy was justified in response to another comment. In mythology, it happens. Pertinent, because, again, Andraste is a Celtic Goddess.
The picture is about certain female character, and about certain subject of the certain game franchise. So what does it do to celtic mylothology (except premeditated or unpremeditated names)? Nothing. How often do you go to look for guys whose name is "Jesus" and tell them "Omg omg you're Son of God!11"? or somethinglikethis?
This is stunning! There is real poetry in this image, almost a kind of parallel I think with the poses of the two figures. Alys is beautiful, and I love seeing her story being presented in your works, anndr.
Anndr, thank you so much for this beautiful commission of my mage! I'm so happy with it. You always draw Alys so well. Your talent always amazes me! Thank you so much!
I can provide some background on this commission, if anyone is interested. This is an alternate reality headcanon of mine. My mage is in the Chantry in Amaranthine in the commission and it is several months after the Blight ended. Prior to this she helped slay Flemeth on Morrigan's behalf and recovered her true grimoire. However, she could not resist reading it herself before giving it to Morrigan and discovered therein the Dark Ritual that she was intended to perform. Alys felt betrayed by Morrigan and determined to perform it herself with her beloved Zevran, rather than making Alistair become involved with Morrigan's plan and giving Flemeth and Morrigan control over this unusual child. She consults Avernus for assistance on the magical aspects of the ritual then, the night before the final battle in Denerim, coldly informs Morrigan that in fact she's known of the ritual for some time. Morrigan leaves, enraged, and Alys and Zevran conduct the Dark Ritual. So this commission is late in Alys' pregnancy with her own Old God baby in which she's pondering what Andraste would think of a mage potentially breeding more magespawn, especially one bearing a child with the soul of an Old God of Tevinter - Andraste's ancient enemies. She might also be considering whether it's true what some people believe, that Andraste was actually a mage, and what that might mean for herself and others. She wonders too about her child's future and what this baby will mean for herself and Zevran as it will certainly change things for them.
This is wonderful backstory, woozy1! I like the idea that an enterprising blood mage could do the Dark Ritual on her own, with a loved one...she would certainly be capable of it as well. Excellent story!