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Atlantean Sword and Torc by phoenixtattoos Atlantean Sword and Torc by phoenixtattoos
My Atlantean Sword, a replica from the movie Conan the Barbarian all the way from Toledo Spain and my Celtic Torc

Torcs [link]

Depictions of the gods and goddesses of Celtic mythology frequently show them wearing torcs. The famous Roman copy of the original Greek sculpture The Dying Gaul depicts a wounded Gallic warrior naked except for a torc. Examples have been discovered in Britain and Europe during archaeological surveys.[1] A 1st century BC example is the Snettisham Torc found in southwestern Norfolk.

It was said by some authors that the torc was an ornament for women until the 4th century BC, when it became an attribute of warriors.[citation needed] An example of a torc owned by a woman is the gold torc from the La Tene period chariot burial of a princess, found in Waldalgesheim, Germany, and another found in a woman's grave at Reinheim. Another La Tene example was found as part of a hoard buried near Erstfeld.[3] The famous heavy silver "bull torc" found in Trichtingen, Germany, dates to the 2nd century BC.

The torc was a sign of nobility and high social status: a decoration awarded to warriors for their deeds in battle, as well as a divine attribute, since some depictions of Celtic gods wear one or more torcs. Images of the god Cernunnos wearing one torc around his neck, with torcs hanging from his antlers or held in his hand, have been found.

The Roman consul Titus Manlius in the 340s BC challenged a Gaul to single combat and killed him, and then took his torc. Because he always wore it, he received the nickname Torquatus (the one who wears a torc). After this, Romans adopted the torc as a decoration for distinguished soldiers and elite units during Republican times.


[edit] Modern torcs
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:icongurdim:
Gurdim Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Great, Conan sword :D

I saw the original movie some hours ago xD (not the meh remake of the last years)

I always thought 2 things about the Atlantean Sword

1 it's cool but in Schwartzie's hands looked like a toy, so big HE was xD

2 I always wondered about the cool but impractical golden "frames" that take away part of the blade lenght, but i found a thing... few time ago i saw pics of found ... uhm i think they were Longobard or Pre-viking swords, and all  that was left of em, as usual, was the hilt, the pommel, the very ruined blade... AND in the closest-to-the-hilt part of this last, there were metallic stuffs resembling the conan's sword ones... and then i discovered they aren't actually part of the sword, but of the SCABBARD, and in the pic they were put on the blade probably to show where they should have been if there was a scabbard anymore at all XD

i'm not sure if it's the source of the Atlantean Sword design, but i think it's possible :P

Btw great sword and cool torque :D
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greydragonknight Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
I have the exact same torc, Crafty Celts strikes again
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:iconphoenixtattoos:
phoenixtattoos Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
haha exactly my friend, i searched the net and that seemed to be the only place that wasnt fucken mental expensive
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:iconnightrougue:
Nightrougue Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
thank you for explaining that about the torc. I had been wondering.
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:iconphoenixtattoos:
phoenixtattoos Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem, its cool huh, i should start wearing it again
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:iconnightrougue:
Nightrougue Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Yeah right? It's kind of fun. I actually made one out of just some wire the other day.
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Nekomori Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
Dude, awesome sword. I like the shot =O amazing job
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:iconphoenixtattoos:
phoenixtattoos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, ill get a whole shot of the sword soon
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:iconeza-eza-eza:
eza-eza-eza Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
hell yeah i want it haha! :jedi: swords are the best!
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:iconphoenixtattoos:
phoenixtattoos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
fucken a, right beside bows huh
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:iconeza-eza-eza:
eza-eza-eza Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
hell yeah!! :jedi:
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Illahie Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lovely picture :)
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:iconphoenixtattoos:
phoenixtattoos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
It is, i love them
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:iconivyi:
IvyI Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
o.O i want a torc... how do you put it on? your neck is massive :fuzzydemon:
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:iconphoenixtattoos:
phoenixtattoos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
[link]
Thats a link to where i got mine from, there not to badly priced compared to some other sites and i fucken love mine, i dont wear jewlery, used to when i was 17-18 and thats about the last time i did, but i love this and are gunna wear it all the time, its pretty different and woman wore them as well, back in the day it was a symbol that you were a freeman or woman, and they make them to custom fit your neck so itll fit you, im guna get my girlfriend one too
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IvyI Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
I checked out the site, wow, I know where to spend my money if i get too much some day :fuzzydemon: do you just pull it over your head and it flexes a little? loved the look of it, ancient.
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:iconphoenixtattoos:
phoenixtattoos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
[link] follow that link, its so funny. The Torcs arent that expensive are they? Bloody bitches spend thousnads on diamond rings etc, not me, my torc cost round $160 which i dont think is that bad. How do you put it on? Its a little flexible so you just open or bend it slightly and it fits sweet, mines made of brass i think or was it copper?
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:iconivyi:
IvyI Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
*gag* fuck, i had almost forgotten about that video. nah, 160 is quite ok, my army boots even cost more than that.

[link] i doubt you play world of warcraft, but still, this guy reminds me of the way they dance there, absolutely crazy mixed :fuzzydemon:
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:iconphoenixtattoos:
phoenixtattoos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha ha yea ive seen that before, is that what you vikings are into now, not the same and rape and pillage, lol. Army boots nicefuck, i dont even wear shoes, i think thats a real kiwi thing, not wearing shoes, i had these 2 german girls stay with me a year or 2 ago and they were like what the fuck wheres your shoes. I havt played WOW, it sounds quite good though but im noot really into PC games, i got a ps3 and xbox 360.
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:iconivyi:
IvyI Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
hahaha, well, if i was to dance like that, I'd totally do it to Anaal Nathrakh *lol* by the way recommended! wtf? no shoes??? well, you guys are almost melting down there, so... actually, there is one weirdo in the city i come from that never wears shoes either! I've seen him in -20 with bubble coat and bare feet. *shakes head*

than you are a guitar hero? I've never tried it, but it looks pretty fun. I'm pretty OK on guitar, so I guess it's not that different :fuzzydemon: BUT I'm not getting game consoles before I get my bachelor degree at least *lol* I'm easily distracted :fuzzydemon:
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:iconphoenixtattoos:
phoenixtattoos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha, i bet you wish you could dance like that dont ya, its a kiwi thing i think, not wearing shoes, i do in winter though but prefer not to, ala natural.
No, not a guitar hero, more a killing machine, first person shooter, i dont watch much tv, a few movies and painting obviously and yea the odd game, great fun, good to wind down and do some killing. Of course your good at guitar, Norweigan Metalier youre probably born with a guitar in your left hand and drum sticks in your right, lol.
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hellmasker13 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
That's frikkin awesome. My friend's aunt has a sword too. I don't have a pic, but I wish I did.
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:iconphoenixtattoos:
phoenixtattoos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
they kick ass dont they, i loved them when i was a kid and never actually thought id own one, and i was right i dont own one i own about 12, yea
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hellmasker13 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
I've always wanted one......and what stinks is that my older brother has a katana. >:P evil Wesley....
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:iconphoenixtattoos:
phoenixtattoos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats nothing compared to my conan sword, no shit, watch conan if you havnt already the first movie with arnie and do a google search for conans sword and youll see how cool my one is
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IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet. I love swords.

Me with Glamdring: [link]
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:iconphoenixtattoos:
phoenixtattoos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Fuck, so do i, thats sword cost me round a grand, and its fucken sweet, easy the best sword ive evr seen, i love that picture of you and your sword, pretty hot
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IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
They do cost alot, but the're so fucking cool to own.
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:iconphoenixtattoos:
phoenixtattoos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Fucken a, i love them
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