“The Morrígan is probably the most powerful yet mysterious figure amongst the Celtic Gods. The popular image of the Morrígan is as the Goddess of Battle and Sex, a perception that only scratches the surface of this complex and manifold Goddess. From Bestower of Sovereignty to Earth Goddess, from Lady of the Beasts to Faery Queen, from Lover to Witch Goddess, the Morrígan stands out as one of the pre-eminent Celtic Goddesses. More than any other Celtic deity the Morrígan embodies the resurgence of the divine feminine, appearing in a wide variety of guises to express the full spectrum of feminine power. The strength and control the Morrígan displays, as well as her ferocity and tenacity, and her ability to control events to ensure the desired result are all displayed repeatedly in the myths. As a Liminal Goddess the Morrígan connects not only the different realms of earth, sky, sea and otherworld, but also the myths of the British Isles through her different guises.”

- Sorita d'Este & David Rankine
The Guises of the Morrigan - The Irish Goddess of Sex & Battle
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“An offering is an act of completion. So many things come to us from the gods. If we keep them, the flow ends there. By holding tightly to the gifts of the gods, we create an interruption in the natural rhythm of the world, a dead-end into which the universe flows and then stops.”

- Ceisiwr Serith
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“The Morrigan was an important figure in Irish mythology and she is active still in the world today. She reaches out to us from the pages of the old myths, in the stories of the traditional storytellers, and in modern songs. She comes to us on shadowed wings, in the still darkness, and in flashes of dreams. We hear her voice in the pounding of our own pulse, in the cry of the raven, and in the wild wind. She is a powerful force, but one that is often difficult to understand for those seeking her.”

- Morgan Daimler
The Morrigan: Meeting the Great Queens
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Reminder that, while prayer beads, altar cloths, jewelry and other items are great, you don’t need them to be dedicated to a deity. Whatever god/dess/es you work with, you can have a good relationship with them with nothing but yourself, your prayers and maybe a candle. If you can’t afford lots of things related to your practice, that doesn’t make you a worse follower of your deity/ies than someone who has lots of accessories, and vice versa. What matters is what’s in your head and your heart!