Look What I Made: Blodeuwedd

For Blodeuwedd, I painted an owl with the flowers which were used to create Blodeuwedd.  Chest of hawthorn, belly of nettle, sides of cockle, wings of oak, feet of bean, head of meadowsweet, nose of broom, eyes of primrose, and ears of chestnut. The owl figure represents Blodeuwedd once she's been turned into an owl.... Continue Reading →

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Honoring Blodeuwedd

How is She significant in your life? To me, Blodeuwedd signifies transformation which I have done a lot of over the past few years. I am still growing, learning, and blooming in my personal life and transforming into… well… I guess only time will tell what kind of butterfly I will be when I emerge... Continue Reading →

Blodeuwedd Correspondences

  Meaning of Name Flower-Face Area(s) of Influence Growth, Strength, Independence, Freedom Name Variations Blodeuedd, Blodewedd Attributes Maiden Goddess of Summer, Breaking free, Self-realization Culture of Origin Celtic/Welsh Festivals, Sabbats & Holy Days Beltane, MidSummer, Lughnasadh, Yule Crystals & Gemstones Agate, amber, beryl, bloodstone, diamond, garnet Herbs & Flowers Any flowering plant but particularly broom,... Continue Reading →

Blodeuwedd

Blodeuwedd is a Welsh Goddess whose name is also spelled Blodeuedd or Blodewedd which means "Flower-Face." "Blodeuwedd" is also the name of the owl.  She is known for both her magickal creation as well as her deceit and everlasting punishment for what she had done. Blodeuwedd represents temporary beauty and the beautiful bloom that comes... Continue Reading →

Look What I Made: Epona

I painted a picture of Epona in the original Gualish equine form (as opposed to the adopted Roman form of her on/with a horse). She is white to symbolize fertility and protection. I had considered putting a piece of grain in the horse’s mouth, but when it came down to it, I decided the horse... Continue Reading →

Honoring Epona

How is She significant in your life? Prior to this assignment, I had not known much about Epona, but I’m in love. I’m not even sure I’d heard of her, then again, I’m not much on Celtic or mythology. But she appeals to me - I guess it’s the farm-girl in me. I’m not sure... Continue Reading →

Epona Correspondences

  Meaning of Name “On Horse” (In celtic, epos = “horse”, -ona = “on”) Area(s) of Influence Horses, protection, fertility Name Variations Eponabus (plural, possibly indicating a triple goddess) Attributes Horse Goddess, Great Mare, protector, fertility Culture of Origin Celtic/Gaulish Festivals, Sabbats & Holy Days December 18 Crystals & Gemstones Pumice, sard Herbs & Flowers... Continue Reading →

Epona

Epona is a Celtic goddess thought to be originally from Gaul but worshiped all over Britain. She has connections to the Welsh goddess Rhiannon and the Irish goddess Macha. Epona traveled to Britain during the time of the Romans via the Roman military. When the Roman cavalry discovered images of Epona on her horse while... Continue Reading →

Brigid

Brigid is well-known in many countries such as Wales, Scotland, Spain, and France. She is known by many names including Brid, Bride, Bridey, Brig, Brigid, Brigandu, Briggidda, Brighid, Bridget, Brigit, Ffaid, Brigantia, and Brigitania. It is also believed that the Celtic goddess Brigid is the Saint Brigid of Ireland, one of the most powerful figures... Continue Reading →

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