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Boudicca by ChrisRawlins Boudicca by ChrisRawlins
Armies march in shining splendour
Sound the call of blood and fire
Led by Britannia's defender
They raise against the Roman Empire

Boudicca, Witch Queen of England
As thy groom I'll walk with thee

Her daughters raped by the invaders
Her family put to the sword
Groves defiled by Roman raiders
Now she holds her vengeful court

Horned Hunter, be our saviour
The Roman Eagle is soaring high into the sky
Walk proud in Andraste's favour
Save our land from being devoured by fire

At the thrice-damned town of London
Druid's wrath is soon unleashed
Blazing fires stain the horizon
The scythe of death reaps man and beast

Riding on a bloodstained chariot
Drawn by two enormous steeds
She's the daughter of the Horned God
Squashes Rome's might neath her feet

As thy husband I will honour thee
I've sworn my oath at Beltane's fire
To defend my land for the next seven years
Before I bow my head to die
All invaders shall now witness me
As I wield the Sun God's spear
Next to my Witch Queen I'll ride
Watching Rome's legions shake with fear
Witness the glory of Boudicca's triumph!

Lyrics Goat Of Mendes - Boudicca's triumph
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SpleeSpree Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Never was a huge fan of Boudicca and her slaughter of two cities' civilian population for "justice". And, in the end, she got her own army massacred by a Roman army that was at most one tenth the number of her army. It wasn't a complete loss for her cause, however. Nero replaced the former, oppressive governor with a more fair one to prevent future revolts. I suppose the truth is, most of the people back then seem barbaric to us now, whether Roman or otherwise. 
rostiaper Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Even if the Roman army was only 1/10th the size of hers, size doesn't automatically guarantee a victory. :D Suetonius (that Roman general who defeated her) was able to set himself up in such a way that made victory easier to obtain. I'd hazard a guess that the Roman soldiers were better trained than the Celtic soldiers too-- that must have helped.
Melodixa Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome!
Tyggerton Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I would love to know where you got the chariot from.
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atnates Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My daughter thought this picture fit exactly the feeling she was trying to convey in her recent post in HubPages.
Please let me know if you approve of how she has used your art.
If you are not happy I will take it down immediately. If you are I would be grateful if she could continue to use your art with her posts like this.
hisdarkdesire Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
ooohhh... That is cool. I'm listening the song by Enya and reading the poem as well as looking at the piece. Needless to say, its pretty darn chilling. I love the expression on her face and the detail on the chariot. The horses are perfect for this piece. Great job!
Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
I highly suggest you submit this to :iconqueens-of-history: , it's wonderful!!
Coluber Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
I only have one problem with this picture; that it's taken from a "documentary" which had the actress portraying Boudicca in the most ridiculous costume ever. I do not know what those costume designers were thinking. Perhaps "let's dress her up like a wench from Conan the Clunker". Dear lord, and there are decent historical recreationists in England...
SkyinOd Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
The Roman legions feared
The Eagle fell for her blade
But one stayed behind
One legion stands not runs

Our Queen saw and took her sword:
These men are brave and to be honoured
when they die.
That Eagle they carry as a God
Will be squashed like all others

Boudicca, as thy husband
I'll stand not fall
Boudicca, as thy soldiers
We'll fight not run
Boudicca as thy enemy
I'll show you what Roman Virtue is.

Suetonius, as thy wife
I beg you: don't go
Suetonius, as thy soldiers
We'll end this chapter
with glory or death
Suetonius, as thy enemy
I'll defeat you and feed you
to my dogs.

My men, as thy Queen I order you:
attack and gain freedom
Do not fear their spears
Do not fear their swords
Do not fear them
Let them fear you

My men, as thy general I order you:
Do not flee
Do not disobey
Do not fear them
Or else I will let you fear

Thy legion marched
Thy soldiers fought
Thy soldiers died
Thy soldiers won

Thy men ran toward the enemy
To crush that last Eagle
Thy daugthers killed
for their freedom
Thy men got killed
Thy daugthers fell

The last Eagle was too strong
Thy goal failed
Rome's legions vanquished
Eagles rose again
Thy fell down
on the red grass

Is this thy end,
Is how it all stops,
Is this how it all started, Boudicca?

I'm so sorry for this I didn't intend to write this.
Anyway like your deviation
BeckyHew Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Awesome picture, full of power and rage :)
klmsilgi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I loved this one!
She compeletely smells celtic...:aww:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Lots of power and movement in this one Chris
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