Ancient Gods - Page 107 of the cartoon about Phill from GCHQ - a free comic that I have been working on since September 2016.
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Introduction to this weeks page
For the whole period where I have written and drawn Phill from GCHQ I have had endless problems with my health. I have become what you in Britain call a sad git. Now after one of those three month hiatus I am finally ready to post the last three pages of the second album (I plan to make three albums).
This page takes up after the strange and surprising cliffhanger of page 106 where Gwendolyn Knight, the self-appointed high priestess of the small cult of the three, evil Celtic Gods, revealed that she really do have some pretty vivid supernatural powers.
The entities named in the page are:
The fair folk - fairies
Broonies - A Scottish version of the Brownie, old house gods that I fancy because they remind me of the Scandinavian nisse/tompte.
The Morrígan are old war and fate Gods of Ireland associated with the crow. Sometimes they are seen three women. The crow (and one of these three battle Goddesses) is called Badb in Old Gaelic - a name that was also the nickname of Gwendolyns mother, Barbara.
Nicnevin - A Scottish Witch and faerie Queen.
Cernunnos - The horned God. Found in very old Thracian Celtic and Gallic imagery, so compared to the above more folklorist creatures the antlered man is documented a very old God (the other could very well be even older, but we don’t know as they are from a oral tradition). The name is found on a pillar in France, and the God is obviously connected to the woodlands. Today he is important to a lot of modern anachronistic so called pagan religions like for example the Wicca religion.
Taranis - Also a very old Celtic God known from the Gundestrup Caldron and from Gaul. A thunder God with a wheel and a thunderbolt as his attributes.
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