The Morgana and Rhiannon Connection

For today’s post I would like to look at the connection between Morgan Le Fay and Rhiannon!    I have already done a post looking at Rhiannon’s connection to Guinevere, and this can be seen as almost a companion post to that one.    Many may question how one goddess can be connected to both…

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Daughters of Avalon

For today’s post I have decided to share a short story that I have written. It is a re-imagining of the Arthurian legends centering on Guinevere and Morgan Le Fay! I hope that you enjoy reading this work of short fiction. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Daughters of Avalon by Maranda…

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My Top 5 Magical Celtic Books

In honor of this very magical time of year, I have decided to do a countdown of my top five magical Celtic books!   These books go deep into the history and myths of the Celts and Arthurian legends.    Each one is well worth reading for anyone interested in magic, myth, and legend (whether…

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Morgan Le Fay: Evil Enchantress

Hello my lovely readers, and welcome to another Femme Fatale Friday here at White Rose of Avalon!    This week I will be writing about the truly fatal side of the Arthurian figure of Morgan Le Fay.   I am sure this is a post some of you may have been waiting for, given that…

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Rhiannon as Dream Goddess

Today I want to look at an aspect of Rhiannon that is always there in this ephemeral, corner of the eye, sort of way.    That is her role as a dream goddess!    In The Mabinogion her connection to dreams is not explicitly stated.   This is mostly a read between the lines thing…

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My Top 5 Morgan Le Fay Portrayals

For today’s post I would like to do a countdown of my top 5 portrayals of the enchantress Morgana!    As anyone who reads this blog knows I adore all things Arthurian, and my two favorite Arthurian females are Guinevere and Morgan.    This countdown does not take into account the way Morgana is portrayed…

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My Top 5 Guinevere Portrayals

For today’s post I would like to do a countdown of my favorite portrayals of the Queen of Camelot.    I adore Arthurian legends, and I thought this countdown would be a really fun one to do!   Now without further ado here are my top five Guineveres on the screen! Number 5: Julia Ormond…

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The Connection Between Arthurian Legend and Sleeping Beauty

For today’s post I want to do an analysis of something that I felt inspired to write about.    I have this theory that you can interpret the story of Sleeping Beauty as being a variant on the archetypes found in the Arthurian legends.   Specifically the Disney version of Sleeping Beauty has characters that…

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Igraine: Mother of Arthur

Today I would like to look at the figure of Igraine, who was the mother of Arthur in the legends.    She is an important figure, being the mother of the great king, however many tales tend to gloss over her entirely.    She is the archetypal mother queen who bore the Once and Future…

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Are the Adar Rhiannon Starlings?

Today I would like to look into one of the most important symbols of the goddess Rhiannon, her three birds, known as the Adar Rhiannon.    In most cases it is not specified what type of birds they are, and I want to focus on why they may, in fact, be starlings!    In part…

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