Sacred Objects of the Goddess Freya

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at objects and animals that are sacred to the Great Goddess Freya.   There are several things that are sacred to the Norse Goddess of Love and War. I will begin by going over Freya’s animal associations.   Freya’s most obvious animal association is with…

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Leanan Sidhe and Muses

For today’s post, have decided to take a look at how the Muses of Greek Myth can be seen as related to the Irish Celtic Faery Woman, the Leanan Sidhe.   Muses are a ninefold sisterhood of being that are associated with creative inspiration.   Leanan Sidhe are Faery Women that are sometimes called by…

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My Thoughts on Fate: The Winx Saga

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at a show that often seems to get a lot of derision online from viewers.    Fate: The Winx Saga is a show that I honestly truly enjoy!    I feel that a lot of the ire the show received from viewers, over both seasons,…

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Winter Faery Beings

For today’s post, I have decided to discuss some of the essential Fae beings that we associate with the Winter season.   I have decided to focus on faeries that are featured in Wintery fairytales and in enduring holiday folklore.   Some of the figures I will mention will not be officially deemed faeries, but…

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The Book of the Great Queen Review

For today’s post, I have decided to share a brief review of The Book of the Great Queen: The Many Faces of the Morrigan, from Ancient Legends to Modern Devotions by Morpheus Ravenna.    This book is a complex text that examines the whole of the literature about the Morrigan deeply. This book is at…

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Elen of the Ways

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to discuss the Celtic Goddess Elen of the Ways.    There is some belief that Elen could have been a real-life woman who married the Roman Emperor Magnus Maximus, who is also known in Welsh legend as Macsen Wledig.   There is a tale in The…

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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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Literary Faery Queens

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at three literary Faery Queens.   I will briefly discuss each Faery Queen in her own short section.    Gloriana ~Gloriana is the titular character of Edmund Spenser’s poem The Faerie Queene.   While she is more of an overarching driving force than a character…

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The Monstrous Feminine

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at the concept of the Monstrous Feminine.   In particular, I will cover this through a look at Dark Faeries, Dark Mermaids, Vampires, Gorgons, and Succubi.   Each of these types of beings can be seen through the lens of being monstrous.    I will…

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Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, Caretaker of the Dead

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to take a look at the Greek Goddess Persephone.   In particular, I will be focusing on her role as Queen of the Underworld.   In this guise, she is seen as a caretaker of the dead.   It is this aspect of her that is…

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