Thursday, July 11, 2013

Gwenhwyfar

**Graphic by: Celine**


Gwenhwyfar

"Gwenhwyfar, the Welsh Goddess, is believed to have existed as long as there has been surf to pound against rocky shores. Praised for her wise judgement, it was prophesied that no man could rule Wales without her by his side." She is also known as Guinevere, or Gueneva. Her name means "White Shadow" or "White One" which is another name for a Fairy Goddess.

She is also known as a Celtic Triple Goddess. Under her role as flower maiden she brings fertility to the earth so that trees can bear fruit and vegetation can grow; under her mother goddess role she overlooks her court and brings inspiration to mortals but also under her role as Crone her actions brought down the round table. It's sometimes said that these three roles are actually three different Guineveres who all married King Arthur at some point.

Being married to King Arthur is probably how most of you are the most familiar with her. I have loved the stories of King Arthur since I was little. Most recently though I came to know her better through the book The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. She tells the story of King Arthur's Kingdom through the eyes of the ladies of this time. If any of you have not read that book, I cannot recommend it enough. I have gifted copies of it to friends as I loved it so much. :)))

Crystals associated with her include Garnet and Rose Quartz. She is the Goddess of Love and Relationships. We can call on her to help us with attract love, keep love alive or other female issues.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

1 comment:

Thank you for stopping by :))) Love and Blessings, Jasmeine Moonsong

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