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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Freya and Friday the 13th

Hello my lovely readers, and welcome to another Femme Fatale Friday, here at White Rose of Avalon!    Today it is a special Friday the 13th edition, where I will look at the Norse goddess Freya, and how she was demonized by the Church.    Friday the 13th was the most sacred of her days,…

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Nymphs and Sexuality

For today’s post I would like to discuss nymphs and sexuality.   Nymphs are ancient Greek faerie woman, who can be associated with several elements.   That is why we have tales of woodland nymphs, water nymphs, and even nymphs associated with trees alone!   These magical women sometimes get a bad rap for having…

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Birds as Emblems of Goddesses

For today’s post I have chosen to discuss the birds that are sacred to my four favorite goddesses!    These goddesses are Aphrodite (Venus), Freya, Rhiannon, and Blodeuwedd!   All of these goddesses have bird associations, that make birds sacred to them in some way. First I would like to look at Aphrodite.  The Greek…

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Sacred Objects to the Goddess Aphrodite

Today I would like to look at sacred objects to goddesses!   In particular I will be focusing on sacred objects to Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and beauty.  Aphrodite had two origin stories, either she was the daughter of Zeus and Dione, or she was born of sea foam.    The sea foam birth,…

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Adonis: Lover of Goddesses

Today I would like to talk about the Greek myth of Adonis.     He was a very beautiful young man who gained the attention of Aphrodite.   Eventually he was killed, and this is actually the story of the invention of the red rose.    When Adonis was killed Aphrodite pricked her finger on…

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