Hello, my Lovely readers! Today’s post will look at a connection point between Celtic and Norse Magicks. Morgen can be seen as having a connection to Norse magick because she can be seen as having similar aspects to Freya. Both Goddesses have a deep connection to magic, to sexuality, to sacred lands (Morgen’s Avalon, and Freya’s sacred hall), and are often portrayed as a little or a lot wicked!
Freya was the one to teach the sacred magick of Sedir to the Norse women, and to Odin himself. Morgen also taught magick to her sisters on the Isle of Avalon. Both schools of magick include interpreting the stars, and a heavy influence of the art of prophecy! Morgen is also often seen as having a connection to the Irish Goddess the Morrighan. The Morrighan is a Goddess of war and death, and the same holds true of Freya!
Yet, more similarly to Freya, Morgana is not seen as simply a death Goddess, but has many aspects. They are both examples of Great Goddesses, in that they cover governance over the whole of life in many ways! I feel that both Goddesses work well together, and are similarly connected to aspects of traditional witches. Freya’s sacred animal is the cat, often seen as witch familiars, and Morgana’s sacred animal is the crow, which again is often associated with helping witches work magick!
While they technically practiced different types of magick, I feel strongly that both Goddesses had some commonality in how they worked Magickal rites. Worship of them can even be viewed as sort of similar, because in both cases you are working with a Goddess of witchcraft hoping to learn and grow your own craft by extension! Some may argue that this is similar with Hekate as well, and that may be possible. However, I wanted to focus on Morgana and Freya here. Another way in which they are similar is that both are portrayed as highly intelligent, and respected for their ability in magick. The final way in which they are similar is that both had their stories first written down in the medieval period, or near that time. They descend from oral traditions and did not have their stories written before the dawn of Christianity!
I hope you have enjoyed this short analysis of the similarities of these powerful Goddesses. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Note on Image: The image at the top of the post is Freya, but I think she has some Morgana vibes going on in this image. I found the image on https://www.pinterest.com/pin/823595850586271073/.
- Bulfinch’s Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
- Mythology by Edith Hamilton
- Arthurian Romances by Chretien de Troyes
- Vita Merlini by Geoffrey of Monmouth