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Tirgereh - Prayer to the Celtic goddesses

Identifier

013984

Type of spiritual experience

Background

Queen Maev by Joseph Christian Leyendecker

 

A description of the experience

By Tirgereh

In Arianrohod's Caer Sidi, magical realm of the north,
Your castle in the stars of Caer Arianrhod,
Queen of the Silver Wheel, the Greeks Ariadne.
The stellar goddess of time, space and energy.
We entreat Your protection for our loved ones.
O, Weaver goddess of the land of Erin, Rose of the World.
Bless our prayers, our workings, our beloved

Blessed Be, O Highest and Holiest Ladies!
Hail, our beloved Ladies of the Celts,
To You, we honour and worship,
In the Old ways, when Woman was the Centre
Woman was the Creatress and the World
Your temples of worship well laid.

Blodeuwedd, the Welsh Flower Bride
Born of blossoms of Gwydion and Math
Lover of Gronw Pebr, denier of Llew
Beloved of the owl with the flower face…
Bride Blodeuwedd of the sacred flower

Brighid, Lady of Bright Inspiration
Inspiring muse of bards, Patroness of smithcraft Fire, illumination of the Celts,
The Roman Minerva…
Illuminating Brighid, inspirer of the bard

Epona, Queen of Horses and Fruitfulness
Gaulish Epona, Macha,  or Welsh Rhiannon
Corn, fruits and serpents are yours
Fertility and nourishment your gifts…
Fruitful Epona, Herdswoman of the horses

Morrigan, Irish Phantom Queen of Death with crow
Sexuality, Conflict and procreation under your red brow
Three-fold goddess of life, death and sensuality
The Washer, Nemhain, Bradhbh, Queen Mebdh in mortal form…
Warrior Morrigan, Queen of the cycle

Cerridwen, keeper of the Cauldron and Underworld
Inspiration and divine knowledge brewed in your pot
The sow, your holiest totem, Welsh crone of fecundity
Mother of Gwion and Taliesin, most gifted of the Welsh poets
Mother Cerridwen, of the divine cauldron

Hail, our beloved Ladies of the Celts,
To You, we honour and worship,
In the Old ways when Woman was the Centre
Woman was the Creatress and the World
And Ireland, Gaul, Wales Your own,
Our hearts in Your hands, our will is Yours
Keep and protect our children as you do all Celts,
Your chosen people, in Your prayers.

The source of the experience

Celtic

Concepts and Symbols used in the text or image

Pig
god
Owl