sabato 12 marzo 2016
Cerridwen is the shapeshifting Celtic goddess of knowledge, transformation and rebirth. The Awen, cauldron of poetic inspiration, is her main symbol. In part of Welsh legend, she brews a potion to give to her son Morfran. She puts Gwion in charge of guarding the cauldron. Three drops of the brew fall upon his finger, blessing him with the knowledge held within. Cerridwen pursues him until, as a hen, she swallows him. Nine months later, she gives birth to Taliesen, the greatest of Welsh poets.
Herne at Glastonbury. Peter Pracownik
I tre volti della Dea
Danu is the Irish earth Goddess, mother of the Tuatha Dé Danann (people of the Goddess Danu). Danu is an ancient Goddess, and was worshipped extensively throughout Western Europe, ruling over rivers, magic, fertility, wells, and wisdom. She gives her name to many European places, including the Danube River and the country of Denmark. Danu, whose name means “wisdom”, was known as Don in Wales, and her name is also seen as Dana or Danann.
Arianrhod, Welsh goddess of the moon and stars