90s Teen Movies and the Classics

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at a few 1990s teen films that were based on classic works of literature!    This was a unique time in the history of teen movies since some of the most fun ones took direct inspiration from the classics.   In particular, I will be…

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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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Emily Bronte’s Impact: Kate Bush, the Music Videos, and The Unthanks

For today’s post, I would like to take a look at the lasting impact of the works of Emily Bronte.    Wuthering Heights is my favorite novel of the nineteenth-century, and that says a lot given I do love nineteenth-century literature!    While this was the only novel that Emily Bronte ever wrote, it is…

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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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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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Katherine Swynford, Mistress of Royalty

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to discuss the life of Katherine Swynford.    Swynford was the lover of John of Gaunt, and she would become his third wife.   She was also the mother of the Beaufort line through her relationship with him. Katherine Swynford is a unique figure in medieval…

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Vindication of Blodeuwedd Poem

For today’s post, I am sharing a poem I have composed about the Welsh Celtic Goddess Blodeuwedd.   It is a perfect time to post this as she is a Goddess of Seasonal Sovereignty often associated with Spring and Summer, and tomorrow is the Spring Equinox! Vindication of Blodeuwedd by Maranda Wabik An owl’s wing,…

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The Mystical Femme Fatale Archetype

For today’s post, I would like to look at an archetype commonly found in medieval legends.    I personally refer to this archetype as the Mystical Femme Fatale.   In many of her portrayals in medieval romances, Morgan le Fay fits into this archetype.   In truth, many of the women of Arthurian Legend can…

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Glastonbury, Real Site of Avalon?

For today’s post, I have decided to write about the real site of Avalon, Glastonbury England!   Now, the honest truth is that many locations have claimed to be the real-world location of the mystical land of Avalon.   This is very similar to the locations claiming to have been the historical seat of Camelot!…

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My Top 5 Celtic Magick Books I Have Read in the Last 3 Months

For today’s post, I have chosen to do a bit of a follow-up to a previous post about my favorite Celtic magick books.   This is specifically a list of the top five I have recently read! Number 5: Sir Gawain: Knight of the Goddess by John Matthews ~This book is about the Arthurian figure…

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