Bear Art Artio
- 9 x 12 inch Original Etching on Copper Plate – printed on Rives BFK archival paper.
- Available in Giclée Prints in 5×7, 8.5×11, and 16×20 inches matted in Blue and Green only.
- Original Etchings in 16×20 and 18×24 inches are available in Blue and Green, Sepia, and Custom
- For Original Etchings only: If you would like different choices of Mat Color, Paper Color, and Ink combinations – Please chose the “Custom” option in color and message me and I can work with you to create your vision
- Shipping and Handling for 5×7 inch, 8.5×11 inch and Matted 16×20 Giclée Prints are 1-3 Business Days
- Shipping and Handling for Original Etchings in 16×20 Matted and 18×24 Double Matted with Copper Remarque is 5-10 Business days and are usually made to order.
- Return Policy: All Purchases are Final.
- Bear Art Artio is apart of my ongoing Celtic Mythology Series
Artio is a Bear Goddess who awakens in the Spring to announce the season & share fruit from her storehouse. This is the fruit of daily providence & abundance. In Celtic tradition, She is also the Goddess of Wildlife. She was called on during hunting rituals. Artio is a bear goddess in Celtic mythology. She is the goddess of nature, fertility, bears and was worshiped in the region of Gaul.
While Artio is known to take the form of a bear she also has been known to appear as a woman wearing a bear skin cloak. She is the guardian of the cycle of life and death also the cycle of the seasons. Sometimes she ascends into the heavens as a constellation.
When the Romans took over Gaul they combined the Gaulish Celtic Myths and gods with their own. They compared the Gaulish deities to their’s. The Romans compared Artio to Artemis as they both are goddesses of nature and associated with bears. After Rome’s conquer of Gaul Artio had became the Celtic she of the Roman goddess Diana and the Greek goddess Artemis.
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