p: irish goddess

the signs as celtic goddesses

aries - maeve (warrior queen)

taurus - badb (life and death)

gemini - flidais (woodland goddess and protector of animals)

cancer - caireen (mother and patron of children)

leo - aine (growth and light)

virgo - danu (fairy of knowledge)

libra - brigid (fire and light)

scorpio - macha (battles injustice of women)

sagittarius - epona (protector of horses)

capricorn - sheela n gig (godess of fertility)

aquarius - fand (other worlds)

pisces - cerridwen (chiding love witch)

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fyeahmyths:

thank god(s) it’s summer!

june 12: gods/goddesses of the summer

Áine is an Irish goddess of summer, wealth and sovereignty. She is associated with midsummer and the sun. She is the daughter of Egobail, the sister of Aillen and/or Fennen, and is claimed as an ancestor by multiple Irish families. As the goddess of love and fertility, she had command over crops and animals and is also associated with agriculture. In County Limerick, she is remembered in more recent times as Queen of the Fairies.

Ceres went to hell with no sense of time. When she looked back all that she could see was the arteries of silver in the rock,
the diligence of rivers always at one level, wheat at one height,
leaves of a single colour,
the same distance in the usual light;
a seasonless, unscarred earth.
—  Eavan Boland, “The Making of an Irish Goddess,” from the collection Outside History