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Peeping Lugh. Red granite.190 cm x 94 cm. Baltic stone symposium. 2015-2016 Imatra. Finland. Inspired by the Celtic mythology.

The god Lugh's name means 'light' and 'brightness'. His common epithets are Lugh Samildánach ('skilled in the arts, crafts, and trades') and Lug Lámfada, Lámfhada, Lámhfhada or Lámfhota ('long-armed' or 'long-handed'). The god's most common epithet of 'long-armed' refers to his ability to either throw a spear or a slingshot a very great distance. Not only a great warrior, Lugh may have been considered a fili, that is a seer, diviner, and poet. These multi-skills make Lugh very similar to the deity the Romans described (without giving the indigenous name) as Gaulish Mercury, now known to be called as Lugos or Lugus by the Celts. He is also the equivalent of the Welsh hero Lleu Llaw Gyffes. In art, Lugh is almost always presented as a youthful and handsome athlete, and he often carries his famous spear called Gáe Assail. (source  Wikipedia)

Based on the story, connection with the light, the stone sculpture at some moment of the day catches the "sun bunnies" and reflects it on the surface, as if the Lugh peeping through the hole with his mighty spear. 

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