Leanan Sidhe and Muses

For today’s post, have decided to take a look at how the Muses of Greek Myth can be seen as related to the Irish Celtic Faery Woman, the Leanan Sidhe.   Muses are a ninefold sisterhood of being that are associated with creative inspiration.   Leanan Sidhe are Faery Women that are sometimes called by…

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The Book of the Great Queen Review

For today’s post, I have decided to share a brief review of The Book of the Great Queen: The Many Faces of the Morrigan, from Ancient Legends to Modern Devotions by Morpheus Ravenna.    This book is a complex text that examines the whole of the literature about the Morrigan deeply. This book is at…

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Authors That Made Me Fall In Love With Literature

For today’s post, I have decided to do a post about the authors that got me into great literature in my formative years.   I have broken this into four parts, American, English, Irish, and French. American English Irish French ~I hope you have enjoyed my short analysis of the authors that shaped my formative…

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My Top 5 Favorite Books About the Morrigan

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite books on the Morrigan.    Number 5: The Morrigan: Meeting the Great Queens by Morgan Daimler ~Morgan Daimler is a modern expert in all things Faery.   By extension, this makes her an ideal person to write about the Great Queen and…

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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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Bridget Cleary: The Tragedy of Ireland’s Faery Wife

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I will be looking at the sad story of Bridget Cleary.   Her story takes place in Ireland just before the turn of the twentieth century.    This was a time and place when the belief in faeries was still widespread.   Bridget Cleary had the misfortune of having…

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