"Sir John Rhys calls [Elen of the Ways] the goddess of Twilight because her times are the dawn and dusk. She is goddess of "between the two lights", gateways to the ways between worlds. She is often portrayed as an antlered woman. Amongst deer only reindeer females carry antlers and reindeer once ran on British soil. They also pull the gift-bringer’s sledge at the Midwinter festival.
Elen is an otherworldly woman, a goddess; she is called Sovereignty in the British tradition. This signifies that she is the spirit of the Earth, of the Land in its totality; she holds the threads, the web that is the Earth. Macsen is her guardian, the husbandman who keeps the Earth for her.”