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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Halloween Feels Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem about Halloween, the best holiday ever! Halloween Feels by Maranda Wabik Horror films Carving pumpkins Spiked and spiced cider Apple bobbing Costume contests Makeup creations For this great day, We embrace Our Wildest DREAMS! Halloween is Magic Halloween is Passion Halloween is Love Halloween is…

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13 Death Goddesses

For today’s post, I have decided to briefly look at 13 Goddesses from around the world who have a Death aspect! 1. Ereshkigal ~This is the Goddess of the Sumerian Underworld.   She is known as the Judge of the Great Below, whose job it is to determine who is to go where after death.…

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Spirit Animals

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at the concept of spirit animals.   I have always had a deep connection to many animals, and as I have a deep connection with the Fae this makes sense.   While I personally feel my most potent spiritual guardian is a Faery guardian, I…

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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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