The Morrighan and Valkyrie Connection

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at the connection between the Irish War Goddess the Morrighan and Norse Valkyries.   The Morrighan is a Goddess of war, death, rebirth, prophecy, and even a Faery Queen.   Valkyries were handmaidens of Odin, and responsible for helping collect the souls of warriors who…

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Aphrodite and Hermes

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at a lesser-known affair in Greek myth.   Aphrodite, the Goddess of love, and Hermes, the messenger of the Gods, had an affair.    This is largely overshadowed by Aphrodite’s more famous love matches with God of war Ares and human Adonis.    I have…

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Morgana’s Mermaid Archetypes

For today’s post, I would like to look at the watery mermaid archetypes found in Celtic lore!    That is why this post is titled Morgana’s Mermaid Archetypes.   Water was sacred to the ancient Celts, and they viewed the world as divided based on elements.   The land of the air, land of the…

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The Faery Melusina Poem

For today’s blog, I have decided to share a poem I have composed about Melusine.   She was a Mermaid Faery Queen from whom many medieval royals claimed descent! The Faery Melusina by Maranda Wabik On a Saturday, A Faery Queen Enters a tub. Her legs become scales. As her mermaid tail appears. She floats …

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Liminality in Celtic Lore

For today’s post, I will be looking at the concept of liminality in Celtic lore.   Firstly, I will begin with a definition of what liminal means.   According to lexico.com liminal is defined as 1. Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. 2. Relating to a transitional or…

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A Trip to Faeryland Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem inspired by Faery. A Trip to Faeryland by Maranda Wabik Dive into the depths Swim into the psyche Plunge into the water. Arrive in the Otherworld, A place of Enchantment, A place of Faery. Mystical beings abound, I am happy to be around! Drink of…

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Faery Glamour

For today’s post, I will be looking at the concept of Faery Glamour.    Faery Glamour is both a principle within folklore and something that can be utilized magically.   This is a magick of illusion and transformation.   Within this post, I will take a look at three of the primary literary examples of…

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Carnival Row

For today’s post, I would like to discuss how much I love the Prime Original Series Carnival Row.    The first season premiered in August of 2019, and fans of the series are still awaiting the second season.   This is understandable given the amazing production value, and fantasy content (it takes a long time…

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The Aphrodite and Persephone Archetypes

For today’s post, I have chosen to go over the Aphrodite and Persephone archetypes as they can be active in a woman’s personality.    This is rooted in the work of Jean Shinoda Bolen in her book Goddesses in Everywoman.    She elaborated on this work by writing Gods in Every Man and Goddesses in…

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Skadi, Norse Goddess of Winter

To continue our Wintery themes for this Holiday season I have decided on Skadi for this week’s Femme Fatale Friday.    She is the Norse Goddess of Winter!   Her name could mean either harm or shadows.   This makes a lot of sense for a Goddess who is associated with a very dark and…

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