Modron, Morrigan, Morgen

For today’s post, I have decided to discuss the evolution of one of my favorite topics.   The Great Goddess Morgen le Fay is a unique figure within the Arthurian legends and Celtic lore.   She was not always known by the name Morgen and is likely the most modern evolution of this particular Great…

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The Mystical Femme Fatale Archetype

For today’s post, I would like to look at an archetype commonly found in medieval legends.    I personally refer to this archetype as the Mystical Femme Fatale.   In many of her portrayals in medieval romances, Morgan le Fay fits into this archetype.   In truth, many of the women of Arthurian Legend can…

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The Anne Boleyn and Morgana Le Fay Connection

Today’s post is inspired by something I mentioned in one of my twitch.tv streams.    I said I always felt there was a connection between Anne Boleyn and Morgana.    So that is my topic of discussion in this post!   Morgana was a witch and faery enchantress, and Anne Boleyn was accused of witchcraft,…

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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 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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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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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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