Nine Ladies Goddess Mandala
Mandala (Sanskrit: मण्डल Maṇḍala, 'circle') is a spiritual and ritual symbol representing the Universe.
The Nine Ladies Mandala represents the threads of life, love, death and rebirth.
The inspiration behind this piece was the Nine Morgens of Avalon, who feature in Geoffrey of Monmouth's 12th Century 'Vita Merlini'. There is not a wealth of knowledge about these Nine Sister - Priestesses of Avalon, apart from the most famous Morgan Le Fae.
However they were meant to be skilled in the healing, magical and creative arts, a lot like the Nine muses. It is thought the Nine Morgens are seen in the land here in Avalon and as Crows flying around the Tor.
But there is much more to this painting, as the number nine is also associated with many deities including the Morrigan, Freyja, Durga and many many more!
I have created a blog to explore this piece more...http://www.lauradaligan-art.com/#!About-the-Nine-Ladies-Goddess-Mandala/c7z3/5509c1280cf2393ebb2efc3b