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Celtic Warrior Chicken by GoldeenHerself Celtic Warrior Chicken by GoldeenHerself
"So you just imagine yourself, you're standing out there on this battlefield, somewhere in Wales... or somewhere in Texas... or somewhere in between... And all you got to your whole name is a teeny weeny itsy bitsy little wooden shield... and a chicken. And you got a big ol' opponent comin' down, swinging a big ol' sword... are you afraid? No, you're not afraid!

Because you don't have an ordinary, kind of "Icy Foods" variety, Supermarket, "fall-apart-when-you-shake-it" kind of chicken, now do you? No, this ain't no Shake 'N' Bake chicken right here, uh-uh...

We're talking a Celtic Warrior Chicken you got at your command, all right?

This thing's got some drumsticks, okay?


— "The Chicken Raid of Cymru," Emerald Rose

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This one is all ~ursulav's fault. I am a huge fan of her Battle Hamsters, so when I heard this song from Emerald Rose I knew... I just had to draw the Celtic Warrior Chicken!

So here you go.

I think I'm seeing the makings of a club here... now we need the Spartan Marmots!

Watercolor and white acrylic ink on illustration board. Lyrics and concept taken from the "Fire in the Head" recording of "The Chicken Raid of Cymru" by Emerald Rose. Art © me.

Enjoy.
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:icontraihexalon:
Traihexalon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
I always liked warrior birds. The symbol of my ancestral House was a Heron standing on one foot with a fish in one talon, looking over his shoulder and down upon his little kingdom, arrogant in his control over the lives and deaths of all the squirmy little things beneath him.

I call them executioner birds.

Anyways, this warrior may have somewhat less aristocratic heritage than my herons, but by definition, more reason to be proud!

Fantastic art!
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!

I've seen Great Blue Herons in person—executioner bird is right! And so majestic!
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:iconalicerorstrom:
AliceRorstrom Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
EMERALD ROSE!!!!
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
They are awesome!
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:iconalicerorstrom:
AliceRorstrom Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Saw em live!
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:iconsumoowl:
sumoowl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Maybe hes shouting "DIE CERNAL SANDERS"(sorry if i misspelled cernal)
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:iconbartimeas-voltaire-p:
Bartimeas-Voltaire-P Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student Artist
This is the most Badassed chicken of all time

"every part of Celtic society could fuck you up, Sven their chicken."
~myself
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:icontraihexalon:
Traihexalon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Suddenly I really like being a zodiak rooster!
More Power to the poultry! (sorry, lame but had to say it).
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:iconthe-friendly-troll:
the-friendly-troll Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, and rather appropriate.
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:iconaordain:
Aordain Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Oh boy... a lot of the legend of zelda games comes from celtic mythology, and in the games, chickens, or 'cuckoos' as they're called are the most powerful enemy in the game; they can't die. And now look at this!!! Weren't the cuckoos scary enough already?!

... lols.
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:iconzombiesatemyyoghurt:
Zombiesatemyyoghurt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love Emerald rose :D
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:iconkristaology:
kristaology Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha, I can't stop staring. This is pure awesome!
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
=D Thanks!
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:iconannalalaith:
annalalaith Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG that's great!!!
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:iconshirisaya:
Shirisaya Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my God (sorry if you're religious). I have 70 chickens and some other birds. This is kick-ass.
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
=D Thanks, glad you like!

That's a lot of birds. :>
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:iconshirisaya:
Shirisaya Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, that's a lot of bird poo. ha ha
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:iconwoodwose:
WoodWose Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Oh yeah, Yr iar gwyllt y Cymru, you don't mess with those feathered demons :P
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:iconwoodwose:
WoodWose Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Oh yeah, Yr iar gwyllt y Cymru, you don't mess with those feathered demons :P
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:iconkry-havoc:
Kry-Havoc Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
I'm so conflicted... I want to stare in badass awesomeness but also I want to burst out in laughter o_0
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
:giggle: It's a difficult thing.
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:iconirishwastrel:
IrishWastrel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
ha oh man, this is crazy.. A while ago I made a chinese warrior chicken named General Tso. Check it out if you want [link]
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks!

And, ha! Yeah, chickens are to be feared indeed! :XD:
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:iconrenegadepineapple:
RenegadePineapple Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
LAWL! Take that KFC! :rofl:
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008   Traditional Artist
Haha! The Colonel stands NO CHANCE against this chick!

Thanks for the fave! :3
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:iconchickenchasser:
ChickenChasser Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
OMG THAT'S ADORABLE!
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008   Traditional Artist
=D Thank you!
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:icondancingheron:
dancingheron Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh...seems a lot of people blame her for the random stuff they suddenly compose and I am one of those guilty few.

The rooster made me laugh...somehow I was finding myself trying to figure out what a scottish accent would sound like in chicken. ><
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008   Traditional Artist
^^

Hee hee, thanks for the fave!
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:icondancingheron:
dancingheron Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
no problem! :D
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:icontanksmallcape:
tanksmallcape Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
that is fucking awesome!!!!! He has like, a buster sword and everything!
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
Yes indeedy! :nod:


(Though "he" is actually a "she"… because she's the Celtic Warrior Chicken, not the Celtic Warrior Rooster. ;) )
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:iconrookie-101:
Rookie-101 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
XDDDD this is real nice real awesome!
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008   Traditional Artist
:love: Thanks!
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:iconbunnychao:
Bunnychao Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
So the ledgens are true there is an KFC chicken warrior.Destdend to kill KFCman cuz he killed all of his chicken friends and raped inocent chickens.
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:iconzim-zam:
Zim-Zam Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
*Dies from laughing so much*
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007   Traditional Artist
My work here is done. :)

Thank you!
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:icondearha:
Dearha Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
lol great idea :D
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007   Traditional Artist
=D

Thanks, glad you like! :heart:
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:iconjenna-raven:
jenna-raven Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this's too funny :giggle: love it! :heart:
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
:w00t:

Thanks so much!
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:iconjenna-raven:
jenna-raven Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome...as always :giggle:
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:iconcuniculosa:
Cuniculosa Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
I love the expression here. And the shiny armor.
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007   Traditional Artist
:giggle:

Thanks!

Oh, and love your sig!
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:iconcuniculosa:
Cuniculosa Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
Hee, thanks.
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:iconmyysticwizard:
myysticwizard Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
Brilliantly absurd.
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:icontakineko:
Takineko Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007   General Artist
classic
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconryuudra:
Ryuudra Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
Whoa, thats like the best thing ever, people really don't appreciate chickens often enough! Its so cute and vicious looking, and I love the armor on its feet especially. ^^
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007   Traditional Artist
"So cute and vicious looking..."

You know, that describes this picture soooo well. You get a cookie! :cookie:

=D

Thanks so much, I'm glad you like!
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