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Uroica

Uroica (pronounced “OO-rah”) is a Goddess of Summer. She is also the Goddess of wine and other forms of alcohol brewed for sacramental purposes. She was first worshiped in Breton as a Goddess of romantic passion, protection, and good luck. She is a Goddess of the heather, and this plant is sacred to her for its ability to open doors […]

Taranis

Taranis, pronounced “TAIR-an-us,” is the God of Thunder worshiped in Gaul, the British Isles, and Rhineland. He is associated with the Wheel of Taranis, which is a four-spoked wheel said to mark the solstices and the equinoxes. This wheel is also sometimes depicted with eight spokes, and some have speculated that this represents the Quarter Days and the Cross-Quarter Days, […]

Sheela Na Gig

The Sheela Na Gig is depicted throughout Celtic lands, especially in Ireland, as a grotesque female figure with exaggerated genitalia. In ancient times she was associated with sovereignty. She was said to appear to men as a lustful old hag. Most men rejected her, but the one who accepted her advances became king, and she transformed into a beautiful woman. […]

Sequana

Sequana (pronounced “see-KWAN-ya”) is a River Goddess connected with the Seine in France. She is a healer. In ancient times, people seeking her healing powers would toss items of silver and gold into the river. Often these offerings took the shape of a body part that needed healing. Beech trees are sacred to Sequana, and ducks and other water fowls […]

Saitada

Saitada, whose name means “Goddess of Grief,” was worshiped primarily in the Tyne Valley in England. An alternative interpretation of her name is “Goddess of the Throng.” She was not as widely worshiped as many of the other Celtic Goddesses, but in modern times her aspect as a comforter in a time of trouble has given her new popularity. In […]

Rhiannon

Rhiannon is the Celtic Goddess of inspiration. Her name means “Divine Queen,” and she is Queen of the Faeries. She is a Horse Goddess, and Celtic mythology is replete with tales of her prowess in riding. She is also a Goddess of humor, forgiveness, and honor. She has a comforting aspect and is a pillar of strength to those in […]

Pwyll

Pwyll, pronounced “POHL,” is a Celtic God who became mortal. He cheated Arawn, the King of the Underworld known as Annwn, out of death, and thereafter they became friends. He also bore a son with Rhiannon, who was pledged to marry another. Because of his gift of clever thinking in a tough situation, he is sometimes considered the “God of […]

Ostara

The Saxon Goddess Ostara (pronounced “oh-STAR-ah”) is the Goddess of Spring. As such, she is a fertility Goddess. This fertility also has an aspect of resurrection, as she brings new life to the Earth after the death of the winter months. Her name means “Goddess of the East,” and she is therefore also Goddess of the Dawn. Many Ostara celebrations […]

Gwydion

Gwydion is a Trickster God similar to Loki, Bres, or Coyote. In the Welsh tradition, he is the uncle of Lleu Llaw Gyffes and defender and protector of the kingdom of Gwynedd. He is a magician who loves trickery and practical jokes. From the Welsh Mabinogion we learn that he is the brother of Lleu’s mother Arianrhod, and he often […]

On-niona

On-niona (pronounced “ahn-NYAN-ah”) is a fertility Goddess in her virginal aspect. The Vernal Equinox is her Feast Day. She is also a Goddess of balance and harmony. She also represents abundance and protection from dark forces. The gorse bush is her sacred plant, and dragons and all white animals are sacred to her. Invoke On-niona when in need of material […]