The Morrígan, Great Queen

Morrígu, Morríghan, Morrígna, Morgan, Badb, Macha, Nemain, Anand, Fea The Morrígan is a Celtic goddess of war, death, battle, strife, sovereignty, rebirth, fate, prophecy and magic.   She is also known as The Great Queen, Phantom Queen, Specter Queen, or Supreme War Goddess.  The Morrígan is associated with the sometimes frightening aspects of female energy andContinue reading “The Morrígan, Great Queen”

Tuatha Dé Danann

The Tuatha Dé Danann, or “people of the goddess Danu”, were an ancient race of supernatural beings in Ireland.  They were said to have arrived from four great cities to the North, Failias, Gorias, Findias, and Murias, along with with several treasures. The first was the Stone of Fal (Lia Fail) from Failias, which would scream whenever aContinue reading “Tuatha Dé Danann”

Áine, Faery Goddess

Áine of Knockainy, Ain Cliach, Ain of the Light, Áine N’Chliar, Ain Cliar the Bright Áine (ON-ya) is an Irish Goddess of summer, love, protection, fertility, wealth and sovereignty. In her role of Moon Goddess, she guards livestock, crops, and cattle. In her role as Sun Goddess, she could take the form of ‘Lair Derg’, a redContinue reading “Áine, Faery Goddess”

Nuada of the Silver Arm

Nuada Airgetlám, Nuadu, Nodens (Gaulish), Nudd / Ludd / Lludd Llaw Eraint (Welsh) Nuada was the first king the Tuatha Dé Danann, equivalent to the Gaulish Nodens and Welsh Nudd/Ludd.  He was also called Nuada Airgetlám (Nuada of the Silver Hand/Arm) or Lludd Llaw Eraint (Lludd of the Silver Hand). Nuada was the god ofContinue reading “Nuada of the Silver Arm”

Rhiannon

Rhiannon is a Welsh goddess of the earth, fertility, birds and horses.  She appears in the First and Third branches of the Mabinogion, as well as the Arthurian tale of Culhwch and Olwen.  Through her marriage to Pwyll pen Annwfn she is also connected to the Otherworld. Rhiannon is thought to be predecessor of theContinue reading “Rhiannon”

Pantheon Genealogies

I recently attempted to construct a family tree of the Celtic deities.  This proved to be much harder than I initially thought!  Not only do you have to deal with a multitude of sources, but you have to filter out which sources are more accurate, and what information has been lost in the sands ofContinue reading “Pantheon Genealogies”

Goddess Alive: Inviting Celtic & Norse Goddesses Into Your Life

Goddess Alive: Inviting Celtic & Norse Goddesses Into Your Life  by Michelle Skye (2007) The changing of the seasons, phases of the moon, even our personal experiences-all are reflections of the Divine Feminine. Create a stronger connection to the sacred world and your own divinity by welcoming these thirteen powerful Celtic and Nordic goddesses intoContinue reading “Goddess Alive: Inviting Celtic & Norse Goddesses Into Your Life”