The Connection Between Arthurian Legend and Sleeping Beauty

For today’s post I want to do an analysis of something that I felt inspired to write about.    I have this theory that you can interpret the story of Sleeping Beauty as being a variant on the archetypes found in the Arthurian legends.   Specifically the Disney version of Sleeping Beauty has characters that…

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Igraine: Mother of Arthur

Today I would like to look at the figure of Igraine, who was the mother of Arthur in the legends.    She is an important figure, being the mother of the great king, however many tales tend to gloss over her entirely.    She is the archetypal mother queen who bore the Once and Future…

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Are the Adar Rhiannon Starlings?

Today I would like to look into one of the most important symbols of the goddess Rhiannon, her three birds, known as the Adar Rhiannon.    In most cases it is not specified what type of birds they are, and I want to focus on why they may, in fact, be starlings!    In part…

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Eris: Goddess of Chaos

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen the Greek goddess Eris.    She was the goddess of chaos, and was known to cause discord wherever she went.    Eris had the Roman name of Discorda, and was closely identified with the war-goddess Enyo (Homer even used the names interchangeably).   In some versions…

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Guinevere and Morgan as Aspects of the Goddess

For today’s post I want to take a look at the Arthurian figures of Guinevere and Morgan Le Fay as aspects of goddesses.   Guinevere can be seen as the flower bride and light goddess, while Morgan can be seen as a darker aspect of a death goddess.    This can also explain some of…

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Rhiannon as Moon Goddess

For today’s post I would like to take a brief look at a particular aspect of the goddess Rhiannon!   Rhiannon is most associated with sovereignty and horses, however she is also a lunar goddess.    The moon has long been associated with the feminine and feminine mysteries!    Her lunar associations are often connected…

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Rhiannon Becoming the Lady of the Lake

Today I want to discuss the theory that the Welsh Celtic goddess Rhiannon later became seen as the Lady of the Lake in Arthurian legends.    This is something that is discussed briefly in some sources, and there are some parallels that make it seem likely that Rhiannon went from being a goddess to the…

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My Top 5 Creepy Female Characters

For today’s post I have decided to do a countdown of creepy women characters.    These are female characters that are known mostly for the fact that they are spooky for some reason!    As we are in the season for all things spooky, it is the perfect time to do this countdown. Number 5:…

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The Rhiannon and Guinevere Connection

I have written about Guinevere’s connection to goddesses and historical figures before.    Today I want to focus on the connection between Guinevere and one of my favorite goddesses, Rhiannon!    Rhiannon is the Welsh Celtic goddess of sovereignty, horses, and a faerie queen.    Guinevere is the wife of Arthur and queen of Camelot…

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My Top 5 Horror Movies of the 1990s

In honor of the beginning of Halloween season, which I personally view as starting with the beginning of September, I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite 90s horror films!    I decided to do a 90s countdown because the horror films of this decade were very diverse.   Without further ado, here…

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