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Morrigan

Morrigan

Morrigan 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 herself.

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))

She 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 (2019)). 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))

Correspondences:


Animals: Crows, ravens, vultures, eels, wolves, cows, horses

Colors: Red and black, white, purple, dark blue

Culture: Irish

Day: Wednesday

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

Seasons: Autumn

Planet: Mars

Sabbat: Samhain

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

Zodiac: Scorpio

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].

Works Cited Chart:
(2019). Retrieved 1 December 2019, from  https://i.pinimg.com/originals/29/39/2b/29392bc69ddec08d16def3de1b759c5c.jpg

Raine, A. (2019). The Morrigan. Retrieved 1 December 2019, from  http://goddessschool.com/projects/AvalonRaine/TheMorrigan.html

The Morrigan: Crow Goddess of Death. (2019). Retrieved 1 December 2019, from https://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/summer-solstice-2015/the-morrigan-crow-goddess-of-death/

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