Okay, so…I’ve been sitting on this forever (or, y’know, a month and a half), because I can’t decide if it’s really cheesy or not. Long story short, I made a Baphomet/Morrigan playlist and I thought it’d be fun to post a link before the spotlight issue comes out. I tried to tell a story, lyrically, and it’s sort of my whole theory of how their relationship developed and evolved over time. Mostly, it’s just songs that I love. Lemme know what you think!
“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 http://amzn.to/1GhnreA
The reaction of most people to the presence of The Morrigan is fear because her presence is said to bring with it the aura of death. When she is near, the doorway of death is visible. The portal is composed of silver branches creating a doorway against the darkness. Beyond the door lay the worlds of incarnation.
One of the works from the ‘Black Lodge’ series that i will be launching on the 1st August. ‘The Morrigan’, like the rest of the series is a one off print on heavy cotton rag stock, mounted on board, varnished and framed and comes with a COA. Many thanks to Toni Moore for modelling.
These works are the major texts in which the Morrígan or one of the Morrígna appears, but there are other texts in which she’s mentioned in passing that I haven’t included. There are many versions of the same stories, so I would highly recommend reading more than just the links I’ve provided.