Cerridwen, Welsh Celtic Goddess of Inspiration

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to write about Cerridwen, the Welsh Celtic Goddess of Inspiration.   I would like to give a brief note on the Welsh pronunciation of her name.    Her name is pronounced Ker-id-wen.  She famously had a connection to the great Welsh Bard and Poet Taliesin.   …

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The Top 5 Goddesses I Feel a Connection With

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of the five Goddesses that I feel the most connection to.   These five are very important in my life, as well as inspiring to my work here on White Rose of Avalon!   To be clear, I am not saying one is better than…

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Maeve, the Morrigan, and Aine

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at three of the most important Irish Faery Queens.    Maeve, the Morrigan, and Aine are all powerful figures in the Irish pantheon of Gods. Maeve’s name means “she who intoxicates” which is a reference to both her association with mead and her ability to…

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Morgan le Fay and Banshees

For today’s post, I would like to take on the connection between Morgana and banshees.   Morgan le Fay is often credited with having been another face of the Morrigan.   The Morrigan is the Queen of the Banshees, hence the connection. Banshees are also known as the bean-sidhe or the wailing woman.   That…

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Cerridwen’s Chase Poem

For today’s post, I would like to share a poem I have written about Cerridwen and Taliesin. Cerridwen’s Chase by Maranda Wabik Ancient Sorceress Wielding magick Cauldron bubbles Boiling a brew The potion of  AWEN Servant boy Stirs the pot Splashed fingers Lead to tasting The potion Cerridwen gives chase To Gwion in this race…

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My Top 5 Arthurian Women

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my top five favorite women of Arthurian Legend.   This type of countdown will be likely no surprise to my regular readers, but I felt it would be a fun little post to do today! Number 5: Igraine  ~Igraine was the mother of Arthur…

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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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Queen Aphrodite

Welcome back to White Rose of Avalon’s week-long tribute to the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite.    For today’s final day of Aphrodisia Week, I have chosen to focus on Aphrodite’s aspect of Queen!   It is, in my opinion, her most powerful aspect which is why I saved it for last. So, Aphrodite is seen…

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Aphrodite the Lover Goddess

Welcome back to White Rose of Avalon’s week-long tribute to the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite.    For day six of Aphrodisia Week, I have chosen to focus on her most known aspect of the lover.   After all, she is the ultimate lover in the Greek Pantheon! Aphrodite as the lover is the iconic version…

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Aphrodite Areia

Welcome back to White Rose of Avalon’s week-long tribute to the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite.    For day five of Aphrodisia Week, which is also Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen the aspect of Aphrodite, Aphrodite Areia.   This is Aphrodite in her warlike aspect!    This aspect of Aphrodite is most confusing to a…

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