Banshee’s Scream Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem I have composed about one of this season’s most important Faeries. Banshee’s Scream by Maranda Wabik Scream of the Banshee Wailing woman Washer at the Ford Detecting Death Warning of Doom Crying at those dying Attached to a family Not the demonic screamer She is…

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The Vampiric Faery

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at Faery and vampire tales and how the two can overlap.   Several types of faeries could be viewed as vampiric.   Two good examples are the Leanan Sidhe and the Dearg Due, with the latter being the closest that Irish legend has to the…

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Catherine Earnshaw, A Faery Changeling?

For today’s post, I have decided to do a discussion of an interesting alternate interpretation of the character of Catherine Earnshaw based on close reading of the novel and folkloric research.   This is something that has been on my mind since my most recent re-read of Wuthering Heights.   My favorite theory about Catherine…

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Mabon Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem I have written about today’s holiday!   I adore the Autumnal Equinox and the season as a whole, so this poem is a tribute to that. Mabon by Maranda Wabik Summer turning to Fall As the second HARVEST Reaps what  Has been SOWN Crisp air…

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My Top 5 Favorite Books About the Morrigan

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite books on the Morrigan.    Number 5: The Morrigan: Meeting the Great Queens by Morgan Daimler ~Morgan Daimler is a modern expert in all things Faery.   By extension, this makes her an ideal person to write about the Great Queen and…

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The High Priestess Morgana

Welcome back to Morgan le Fay Week at White Rose of Avalon! For the final day of Morgan le Fay Week, I have decided to look at Morgan as Priestess.   The role of Priestess is one of the most common that is attributed to Morgan over the course of the many tellings of her…

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The Mother Morgana

Welcome back to Morgan le Fay Week at White Rose of Avalon! For day six of Morgan le Fay Week, I have decided to discuss Morgan as the mother.   The Mother aspect of Morgana is not something that is generally one of the first things that we think of.   Yet, in most tellings…

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The Healer Morgana

Welcome back to Morgan le Fay Week at White Rose of Avalon! For day five of Morgan le Fay Week, I have decided to discuss Morgan as Healer.   This aspect of Morgan le Fay is actually the first one we see in her literary history.   In Vita Merlini, Geoffrey of Monmouth described Merlin…

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The Sorceress Morgana

Welcome back to Morgan le Fay Week at White Rose of Avalon! I have decided to discuss Morgan as Sorceress for day four of Morgan le Fay Week.   The Sorceress is the darker Autumnal witch who is using her magic to plot the downfall of her enemies.   She is a witch who does…

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Morgana, Queen of the Shadows

Welcome back to Morgan le Fay Week at White Rose of Avalon! For day three of Morgan le Fay Week, as well as this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to discuss Morgan as Queen of the Shadows.   This is Morgan as her most deep and shadowy Death Goddess aspect.   It is…

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