Black and white scrimshaw on ancient mammoth ivory by Darrel Morris. Highly detailed work by scrimshander, Morris. A subject from Welsh mythology, the artist has chosen a slightly different spelling of her name. Love the background and the determined look on her face. Gwenhwyfar is the Welsh predecessor of Queen Guinevere, the wife of King Arthur. Her name means “White Phantom.” In the tale of Culhwch and Olwen, She is said to have a sister, Gwenhwyach. In the medieval Vita Merlini (Life of Merlin), the magician is married to the Guenevere-like Guendoloena, a woman who, like Blodeuwedd, is made from flowers.

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