Anima In Bloom Goddess of the Month: Morrigan, Celtic Goddess of Death
Michaela and I are kicking off Anima In Bloom's Goddess of the Month Series with an Ooky Spooky Goddess of macabre and decay! Morrígan, known as the “Phantom Queen” or Mór-Ríoghain in Gaelic, is the goddess of war, death, fate, and destiny. Often taking the form of a crow, Morrigan was known as a powerful shapeshifter who could transform at will
Many stories tell of her appearing before great battles to tell warriors of their fate, and later returning to the war-torn land as a raven or crow feasting on and carrying away the bodies of the dead.
Morrígan is one of the most mysterious figures in Irish mythology. She is one of the Tuatha de Danann, the folk of the Goddess Danu, who were the main deities of pre-Christian Gaelic Ireland. She is known as a single figure as well as a triple goddess, and is associated with the triple goddess moon symbol of the waxing, full, and waning phases. I have always been drawn to her, and much of my Halloween collection is inspired by her dark, powerful, feminine energy. I am primarily a sculptor & candle artist, but this month, I created two hand-painted, wooden altar boxes, filled with witchy goodies for traveling magic users!
In the next several weeks, we will be focusing heavily on Morrigan, posting info videos, spell & ritual infographics, and tales of love, battle, and revenge. Stay Magic! -Angie & Michaela