The Morrighan and Valkyrie Connection

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at the connection between the Irish War Goddess the Morrighan and Norse Valkyries.   The Morrighan is a Goddess of war, death, rebirth, prophecy, and even a Faery Queen.   Valkyries were handmaidens of Odin, and responsible for helping collect the souls of warriors who…

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Mermaids and the Moon

For today’s post, I would like to take a brief look at the connection between mermaids and the moon.   This was utilized to great effect in the Australian television series H2O: Just Add Water, and its follow-up series Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure.   However, the concept of mermaids having a deep and powerful…

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Aphrodite and Hermes

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at a lesser-known affair in Greek myth.   Aphrodite, the Goddess of love, and Hermes, the messenger of the Gods, had an affair.    This is largely overshadowed by Aphrodite’s more famous love matches with God of war Ares and human Adonis.    I have…

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Rhiannon Faery Queen and Goddess of Death

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to feature one of my favorite Goddesses, in her aspect of connecting to the dead.   Rhiannon is a Welsh Goddess, Faery Queen, and Representative of the Sovereignty of Dyfed!    Her first marriage to Pwyll even cemented his rulership over the land.   Her second…

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Morgana’s Mermaid Archetypes

For today’s post, I would like to look at the watery mermaid archetypes found in Celtic lore!    That is why this post is titled Morgana’s Mermaid Archetypes.   Water was sacred to the ancient Celts, and they viewed the world as divided based on elements.   The land of the air, land of the…

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Liminality in Celtic Lore

For today’s post, I will be looking at the concept of liminality in Celtic lore.   Firstly, I will begin with a definition of what liminal means.   According to lexico.com liminal is defined as 1. Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. 2. Relating to a transitional or…

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The Lord of Winter and the Lord of Summer

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at the Celtic concept of the Lord of Winter and Lord of Summer.    There is a tradition of a representative of Summer and a representative of Winter fighting over a Flower Bride.   This happens throughout several Celtic tales, but for this post, I…

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Fly and Swim Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share another of my poems. Fly and Swim by Maranda Wabik I feel the ethereal wings, The wings that were mine Once upon a time. They are misty and glistening Ephemeral and enchanting. I wish to fly away As I could eons ago. Imagination allows us to travel.…

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Faery Glamour

For today’s post, I will be looking at the concept of Faery Glamour.    Faery Glamour is both a principle within folklore and something that can be utilized magically.   This is a magick of illusion and transformation.   Within this post, I will take a look at three of the primary literary examples of…

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