Tag Archives: goddesses

Independent, Creatrix, Matriarch

I read “The Maiden, Mother, Crone Debate” by Rachel Patterson on the Patheos blog Beneath the Moon this morning while laying in bed between the Scotsman and our son, waiting for them to wake up, too, and it has given me food for thought. I have always appreciated and utilized these phases (Maiden, Mother, and Crone), but […]

The Hosting of the Cailleach at Tigh nam Bodach

The Cailleach is one of the oldest-living beings in Celtic mythology. She has a conversation with Fintan the Wise, a seer who traveled to Ireland before the Flood, and the Hawk of Achill, one of the oldest creatures of this world, and both agree that she has outlived them, saying, “Are you the one, the […]

Samhain Reflections on Transition

One thing I have loved about the Pacific Northwest since moving here as a child is just how markedly observable the seasonal changes are up here. While I’m sure I just didn’t take the time when I was young to notice the smaller seasonal changes that occur in my southern California birthplace, I love how […]