St Patrick’s is a day to celebrate the elimination of Pagans, Druids and Pagan Celts from Ireland. Where many were beaten until they agreed to convert or where killed as a lesson to all who would not convert.
According to the legend, St. Patrick stamped his staff on the ground to rid the snakes out of Ireland. In reality the snakes that were sent from the island were the Druids. St Patrick killed the Druids.
During the seventh century, the Christian Church taught its missionaries that if they could not convert any natives, they were to use any means necessary to convert the nonbelievers.
The Druids were not interested in giving up their old ways and converting to Christianity. St. Patrick is said to have lead to the murders of almost eight hundred Druid priests and priestesses (and a lot more others that were not recorded) and tortured many others, while many who were lucky enough escaped, but were drove from their homes.
As he would walk by a Druid who would not convert, he would stamp his staff and walk away. His followers would then attack and kill the nonbeliever in front of their friends, villagers and family as a lesson to those who refused to convert.
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i’ve decided to host a new giveaway as a little celebration for my 2500 follower mark! can you imagine what a huge milestone this is for me. it’s insane. i’m so happy about it!
this time i’ve decided upon choosing only one winner, as the prize will be a full painting and probably take me some time to do. the examples featured are made with different levels of details and speed, but they’re all what i would call a “full painting”.
the winner may choose only a portrait, but i’m fully capable of doing a bigger piece with more details + background, as well as featuring more than one character if it’s what the winner wishes! additional details will obviously be discussed between the two of us.
HOW IT WORKS
you may reblog + like this as many times as you wish. the more you reblog it, the bigger your chance of winning! (please be considerate and don’t spam your followers though! that’d be.. unfortunate.)
the contest will up for roughly a month. IT ENDS THE 17th OF MAY
please be following me! this is a chance for followers only.
i’ll announce the winner as soon as i have heard back from them. so be sure to have your askbox open so i can contact you!
the winner will be selected randomly, using a random generator.