Flower Brides, May Queens, High Queens: Archetypes in Analysis

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at Arthurian Faery Queens in the realm of being a Flower Bride who became May Queen when married and eventually turned High Queen.   Guinevere, Isolde, and Blodeuwedd are all Faery women who can be seen through the lens of archetypal Flower Brides.   The…

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Blodeuwedd, Wintery Owl Goddess

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to discuss the Welsh Celtic Goddess Blodeuwedd.   In particular, I will be focusing on her aspect as an Owl Goddess and how this may relate to this dark and Wintery time of year.    Her dual nature of Flower Goddess and Owl Goddess can be…

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The Importance of Faery Women in the Arthuriad

For today’s post, I would like to take a look at the importance of Faery women within the Arthurian legends, as well as how it is inspired by Celtic lore.   There are numerous Faery women in the Arthurian legends.   It can even be argued that each important female figure had origins in the…

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The Morgan le Fay and Circe Connection

For today’s post, I have decided to look at Morgan le Fay in her connection to the Greek mythological witch Circe.   The first writers featuring the story of Morgana le Fay were Christian clerics who would have been schooled in the classics and aware of The Odyssey, making it highly plausible that the connection…

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Morgan le Fay and Banshees

For today’s post, I would like to take on the connection between Morgana and banshees.   Morgan le Fay is often credited with having been another face of the Morrigan.   The Morrigan is the Queen of the Banshees, hence the connection. Banshees are also known as the bean-sidhe or the wailing woman.   That…

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Morgan le Fay’s Connection to The Vampire Diaries

For today’s post, I will be taking a look at Morgan le Fay and how she can be connected to The Vampire Diaries.   In particular, she is connected to the character of Katherine Pierce.   This is something that may seem a bit tenuous until you dig a little deeper, or watch further on…

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The Elizabeth Woodville and Morgan le Fay Connection

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at the connection between the Arthurian figure Morgan le Fay and the late medieval Queen Elizabeth Woodville.   In the past, I did a post about the connection between Elizabeth Woodville and Guinevere.   That one had some obvious connections with both being Queens married…

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My Top 5 Favorite Knights of the Roundtable

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite Knights of the Roundtable.   This post will act as a companion piece to yesterday’s countdown of Arthurian women! Number 5: Percival ~The original Grail Knight began his tale as an ignorant young man raised with no knowledge of the royal courts…

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My Top 5 Arthurian Women

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my top five favorite women of Arthurian Legend.   This type of countdown will be likely no surprise to my regular readers, but I felt it would be a fun little post to do today! Number 5: Igraine  ~Igraine was the mother of Arthur…

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Modron, Morrigan, Morgen

For today’s post, I have decided to discuss the evolution of one of my favorite topics.   The Great Goddess Morgen le Fay is a unique figure within the Arthurian legends and Celtic lore.   She was not always known by the name Morgen and is likely the most modern evolution of this particular Great…

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