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It's been a long while since I was a pagan (I just don't do gods any more), so don't jump to too many conclusions here; I simply wanted to do something interesting with a bold shape encrusted with knotwork, and I thought that this would be a really striking image. One of these days I mean to do something similar with a Celtic cross, just to muddy the theological waters even more, or to give equal time, or something - because it's also a striking, bold symbol in its Celtic version.

I've done two treatments of the pentacle, one gold, and the other silver; each one is essentially the same except for its palette.

Thee are eighteen "gripping beast" dragons - ten in the circle, eight in the corners - with several panels of interlaced bands - and of course the pentacle itself is here turned into a knotwork design.
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:iconelfboi:
elfboi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is bloody marvellous.
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BooKoFBoBB Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
5 for silver 6 for gold Jolteon la 
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:iconevikted:
evikted Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is... so beautiful!
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ShoshanaAriel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Gorgeous!
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WOODEWYTCH Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just perfect, lve been seeing poor copies of your design for a while now and lm so glad to have finally seen the real thing.Now l just have to decide which print to buy
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:iconkalmialatifolia:
KalmiaLatifolia Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Stunning.
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:iconyruhauntingme:
yruhauntingme Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Harvest moon again tonight.
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:iconmoonshiner1966:
moonshiner1966 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
This is such a beautiful work of art. I hope you don't mind i added a copy to my gallery. I'm just starting my collection right now but feel free to take any you like when i get my whole gallery together.

)O(Blessed Be)O(
~Moonshiner~
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:iconmadkelt:
Madkelt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Artist
Regardless of faith, your skill is obvious. Awsome detail. It just has that overall look of illuminated manuscript. Most excellent work!
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:iconladyfenix:
LadyFenix Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
That is beautiful. I see others speaking of a silver one, I would like to see that one too. Would you mind if I printed this out on sticker paper and put it on my herb box?
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:icontinywild:
TinyWild Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
The colours and the details, everything here is so wonderful!
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:iconkramheather:
Kramheather Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Artist
This work is phenomenal...
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:iconim1happy:
im1happy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Stunning work I love both Gold and Blue Versions. Holds a different feel for both :heart:
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:icondawnpatrolla:
dawnpatrolla Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
could you tell me scale please? thanks. :)
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dawnpatrolla Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
man, i thought i recognised your work..outstanding.
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:iconarmyvetwolf:
armyvetwolf Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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ShadesOfaChild Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Great work! very inspiring
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30185 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Speaking of muddled theological waters: In the middle ages the pentacle was a Christians symbol.
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:iconkhima-inez:
Khima-Inez Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   General Artist
Beautiful work indeed!
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jascorpio9 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Very beautiful work!!!
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dragonrider-nd6 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Why do so many people assume that this is the symbol of evil? It's not really, it's a wonderful symbol of life and eternity. It's a wonderful drawing. I'm Celtic so I know a lot about the pentagram.
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DodgerThirteen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Then you should know that the pentagram is Mediterranean, not Celtic.
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:icondragonrider-nd6:
dragonrider-nd6 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
actually it was... the circle means eternity and the star is for the five elemnts.
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DodgerThirteen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a modern, Wiccan interpretation. It was often utilized in ancient Greek symbolism and it has been picked up by various civilizations over the centuries.
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dragonrider-nd6 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
We were able to concor most European civilizations with ease because the Wiccans actually lived with us for a while, we picked up there way of writen language and a few of there beleifs, like the pentagram... sure we didn't start it but we got it quickly. We don't share the same religion though.
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DodgerThirteen Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...the hell?
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
waw
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RobertoToderico Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
mmm... well... HOLY SHIT! :la:
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sparklysue Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
They are both lovely.
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:iconhazel23:
Hazel23 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has been featured in my journal: [link]
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:iconalpha047:
Alpha047 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Very nice work man.
Would you mind if I used this as my myspace group avatar?

Its the San Antonio Paranormal Research group.
Please know one here assume anything until you visit the page and know what we're about lol.

Any how. I love this man. Great job.
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Dreamwalkerjim Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
The Golden Knotwork Pentacle is out of this world. I put it on my desk top, and I just keep looking at it and looking at it. It is so hypnotic. Just amazing.
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WillowRaevyn Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Absolutely beautiful! You have done a wonderful "service" to the symbology of the pentacle. Thank you.
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:iconsinendra:
sinendrA Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
fabulosSs
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:iconvirrewe:
virrewe Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
i really like the sort of cold and warm feeling that differ between the gold and silver version. Really nice, been clickin back and forht between them just to it transform. Awesome!
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Comacold Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feature this awesome image in this journal [link] If you have any objections, please let me know and I will remove it. Thank you! :heart:
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0149 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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Miroku7Airith Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
you dont necessarily have to believe in gods or goddesses to be pagan, i dont... i merely see them as physical identifications of a force that we cannot understand yet
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Wizard-Queen-Evelyn Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is beautiful!! The knotwork is so intricate and breathtaking. I'm definitely faving this. ^^
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MotleyDreams Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful. Colors are gorgeous... this must have taken you a really long time.
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:iconadrihala:
Adrihala Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow....I'm speechless.

This one's going on my wishlist.

I LOVE Celtic art, I have a Celtic shamrock on my back ( that I designed ) and this just blows me away.
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Silkeyn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
I know how that is. I just say, if there is an ultimate being, we know nothing about it.
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:iconbws:
BWS Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
If you were to say, "We CAN no nothing about it, well, that'd be agnoticism. I can't really bring myself to be absolute even about that, though :).
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Silkeyn Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
I'm sure it's not impossible. But I doubt anyone currently knows any real specifics about god, or even general facts.
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carpenocturne Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Student Filmographer
This is just as well as the last one! Great job!
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:iconkailor:
kailor Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome, i love the pentacles....... :)
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:iconchr15bak3r:
chr15bak3r Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
All i have to say is... WOW! so intricate and beautiful!
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DarkMoonFantasy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
I have featured this beatiful piece in my journal. If for some reason you don´t want to be featured please note me.
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morbidtruth Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
aaah. I love both of these but the colors in this are awsome! amazing detail in both of them
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