How Ancestral Mythology Explains My Love of the Arthuriad

It is likely quite obvious to those reading this blog that I am obsessed with the Matter of Britain, or as it is commonly known the Arthurian legends.   This is something I believe can be partially explained by the idea of ancestral mythology.   I have written about ancestral mythology in the past, but…

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The Villain Redeemed? Fairytale Origin Stories

The villains of fairytales have been being re-examined a lot as of late.    We get films from Disney like Maleficent and Cruella that give us a back story of the villains of their classic films.   I personally love to see the story from the perspective of the villain.   Many have complained that…

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Crows and Ravens as Symbols of Deities, and in Popular Culture

Crows and ravens are birds that evoke much in the way of emotions and passions in people.    This is likely because of the fact that crows and ravens are both associated with deities in multiple cultures.   This would lead to their inclusion in Aesop’s Fables, and later in literature.    In Arthurian legends,…

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Three Aspects of the Morrighan

For today’s post I would like to discuss the three main aspects of the Morrighan.   The Morrighan is a triple Goddess of the Irish Celtic lore.    She can either be seen as a trinity of sisters that are in unity called Morrighans, or more often she is a single Goddess that embodies all…

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Morgan le Fay and Rhiannon as Sister Goddesses

I have always felt that Morgana and Rhiannon were connected.    Recently, I have deepened into the opinion that Morgana and Rhiannon can be seen as Sister Goddesses.    They have a lot of the same powers and abilities, and seem to be two sides of the same coin in many ways!   It is…

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White Spring of Avalon Poem

For today’s post I would like to share a poem I wrote about the White Spring of Avalon.   I hope that you will enjoy this! White Spring of Avalon by Maranda Wabik White Spring wash me clean, Heal all ills that I glean, Dancing beneath the moon, Makes me swoon. Life can be ecstatic,…

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Top 9 Feminine Figures Associated with Avalon

For today’s post I have chosen to do a countdown of the top nine feminine figures connected to Avalon.    I feel this will be a good companion piece to my post on seven ways to connect to Avalon!    Without further ado, here is my countdown. Number 9: Guinevere  ~This number nine female is…

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Confessions of Elizabeth Woodville

Hello my lovely readers! Today is a great day, as this is my 300th blog post here at White Rose of Avalon. So I would like to take a moment to thank all of my readers, new and old, for reading and following my blog! For today’s post I am sharing a short story of…

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Top 7 Ways to Connect to Avalon

For today’s post I decided to do a Magical Lifestyle post, as I have not done one in a while.   This lifestyle post is my list of seven ways in which to connect to the Sacred Isle of Avalon!    I hope you gain some inspiration as to how to utilize the energy of…

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Morgana Le Fay’s Influence in Game of Thrones

For today’s post I would like to look at Morgan Le Fay’s influence in the characters in Game of Thrones (or as the book series is called A Song of Ice and Fire).    The obvious Morgana connection here is to Melisandre of Asshai.   She is the redheaded witch character.   In many ways…

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