is a Celtic Goddess and is part of the triple Goddess aspect. Share
represents the circle of life which then lets her be represented by
both birth and death. Roughly translated to “great queen”
or “phantom queen”. A shape-shifter
that looks over rivers, fresh waters and lakes. This is her. She is
described as a patroness of revenge, magick, priestesses, the night,
prophecy and witches. Sometimes, she is displayed as on part of the
triple Goddess and then other times, she is displayed singularly by
There are varying stories on Morrigan’s origin. Some say that she was the wife of the Dagda. It was also said that she was part of the Tuatha De Dananna or even the tribe of the Goddess Danu. The tribe of Danu, was a mythical race that lived in Ireland and were descendants of the Goddess Danu. Morrigan had a son named Dagda and he was a powerful leader. The Goddess often helped to protect the people from invading armies. She did this by blowing a curtain of fog over the land to decrease visibility. (Mythology.net. (2019))
is known as one of the most mysterious figured in Irish Culture and
mythology. She was a shape-shifter
and she frequently appeared as a black crow. Seeing her in that form
before battle was an ominous sign. (IrelandInformation.com
She was said to hover over the battlefields in the form of a raven or
hooded crow and often foretold or even influenced the outcome
of the fray.
She aided in the defeat of the Firbolgs at the first battle of Magh Tuir4eadh and the Fomorri at the second battle of Mag Tured. Her role within the Celtic legend is similar to the Valkyries within Norse folklore. They both used magick to cast fetters on warriors as well as made decisions regarding who will live and who will die. She was once a Goddess of strife, fertility and battle. Modern Pagans, view the role of the Morrigan in a different light from the Ancient Celts. She however, remains an appropriate Deity for strong and independent individuals. Many of her followers, erect a permanent shrine in her honor. They usually use items such as bowls of brine and blood, a crow or raven feather or even a piece of red cloth symbolizing the washer of the Ford.(Novareinna.com (2019))
Animals: Crows, ravens, vultures, eels, wolves, cows, horses
Colors: Red and black, white, purple, dark blue
Elements: Fire, water, earth
Food: Mead, milk, whiskey, apple, water, red colored foods
Herbs/plants: Blackthorn, belladonna, juniper berries, nightshade, dragons blood, mug-wort, yew
Magickal Properties: Death, rebirth, cycle of life, fate, battle, skulls, blood, prophecy, sovereignty. Land, boundaries, fury, justice, life, magick, poetry, sexuality, victory, war
Moon Phase: New, dark, waning
Stones: Obsidian, rubies, jet, amethyst, garnet, blood-stone, clear quartz
Symbols: Three interlocking/linking lines, inverted triangle
Time: Dusk, midnight
Tools: Black or dark blue cloth, crow or raven figure, black or dark blue pillar candles, cauldron, black athame, crow or raven feather, chalice
Tree: Willow, aspen, yew. Rowan
Weapons: Spears, swords, sorcery, shield, shape shifting
These below are pages from my personal Book of Shadows. There is an available download so that you too, may use these pages for your personal Books of Shadows. Blessed Be!
Works Cited: Research
Mythology.net. (2019). The Morrigan – Phantom Queen in Irish Mythology | Mythology.net.
Available at: https://mythology.net/others/gods/the-morrigan/ [Accessed 3 Dec. 2019].
IrelandInformation.com. (2019). Irish Legends: The Morrigan: Phantom Queen and Shape-Shifter.
Available at: http://www.ireland-information.com/irish-mythology/the-morrigan-irish-legend.html [Accessed 3 Dec. 2019].
Novareinna.com. (2019). The GuardHouse: The Morrigan…Celtic Raven Goddess.
Available at: https://www.novareinna.com/guard/morrigan.html [Accessed 3 Dec. 2019].
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