Morgan as a Title

There are tales that link Morgan to being a title rather than simply a specific character.    Modern Avalonian witchcraft traditions even sometimes refer to their priestesses as Morgens!   It is an interesting way of looking at the figure of Morgan Le Fay.    When we go back and look at the original reference…

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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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Rhiannon as Dream Goddess

Today I want to look at an aspect of Rhiannon that is always there in this ephemeral, corner of the eye, sort of way.    That is her role as a dream goddess!    In The Mabinogion her connection to dreams is not explicitly stated.   This is mostly a read between the lines thing…

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Are the Adar Rhiannon Starlings?

Today I would like to look into one of the most important symbols of the goddess Rhiannon, her three birds, known as the Adar Rhiannon.    In most cases it is not specified what type of birds they are, and I want to focus on why they may, in fact, be starlings!    In part…

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Eris: Goddess of Chaos

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen the Greek goddess Eris.    She was the goddess of chaos, and was known to cause discord wherever she went.    Eris had the Roman name of Discorda, and was closely identified with the war-goddess Enyo (Homer even used the names interchangeably).   In some versions…

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Guinevere and Morgan as Aspects of the Goddess

For today’s post I want to take a look at the Arthurian figures of Guinevere and Morgan Le Fay as aspects of goddesses.   Guinevere can be seen as the flower bride and light goddess, while Morgan can be seen as a darker aspect of a death goddess.    This can also explain some of…

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Rhiannon as Moon Goddess

For today’s post I would like to take a brief look at a particular aspect of the goddess Rhiannon!   Rhiannon is most associated with sovereignty and horses, however she is also a lunar goddess.    The moon has long been associated with the feminine and feminine mysteries!    Her lunar associations are often connected…

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Rhiannon Becoming the Lady of the Lake

Today I want to discuss the theory that the Welsh Celtic goddess Rhiannon later became seen as the Lady of the Lake in Arthurian legends.    This is something that is discussed briefly in some sources, and there are some parallels that make it seem likely that Rhiannon went from being a goddess to the…

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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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Persephone: Queen of the Dead

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday I have chosen the figure of the Greek Goddess Persephone.   She is a deity who began as a goddess of springtime and flowers, which made sense given her mother was hearth goddess Demeter.    She would become Queen of the Dead when she married the god of the…

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