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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The Rhiannon and Guinevere Connection

I have written about Guinevere’s connection to goddesses and historical figures before.    Today I want to focus on the connection between Guinevere and one of my favorite goddesses, Rhiannon!    Rhiannon is the Welsh Celtic goddess of sovereignty, horses, and a faerie queen.    Guinevere is the wife of Arthur and queen of Camelot…

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The Elizabeth Woodville and Guinevere Connection

For today’s post I would like to discuss the connection between the legendary figure of Guinevere and the real queen Elizabeth Woodville!    This may seem a bit far fetched, but given the prevalence of Arthurian legends during the medieval period, many real royals would take inspiration from these legends.    Elizabeth Woodville’s daughter and…

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Guinevere as Arthurian Adulteress

Welcome to the first ever Femme Fatale Friday here at  White Rose of Avalon!    For this first post in this themed Friday series I have chosen to discuss a figure I have talked about often on this site, Arthur’s wife Guinevere.    Today I want to specifically look at Guinevere’s role as an adulteress…

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The Blodeuwedd and Guinevere Connection

Blodeuwedd and Guinevere have many commonalities in their tales.   Both could be seen as sovereignty goddesses that had marriages that gave kingship to their husbands.   Both had marriages that began as happy, but devolved into unhappiness on the part of the wives.   Both found true love when they were already married, and…

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Guinevere and Isolde

The tales of legendary queens Guinevere and Isolde are very similar in many ways.    Both of these woman were in love triangles where they fell in love with knights that served their husbands.   Both were willing to risk their very lives for the love that consumed them.   Both were nearly burned at…

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Arthurian Love Triangle

The most famous of the romantic Arthurian legends is of course the love triangle amongst Lancelot, Guinevere, and Arthur.   I am someone absolutely obsessed with the romantic relationships within the world of Arthur!   I actually love both sides of this love triangle, and I go back and forth over which relationship is my…

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La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Guinevere is the wife of Arthur in the Arthurian cycle.   In most versions of the legends it is a given that she betrayed Arthur with a close friend or family member during their marriage.   In the most common versions of the legends Guinevere betrayed Arthur by falling in love with Lancelot du Lac,…

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