Rhiannon In Celtic Paganism

Rhiannon
Rhiannon

Introduction

This Goddess is a popular one of Celtic Paganism. Rhiannon is also of other areas but with different names, which will be discussed later. She is one interesting Goddess and upon researching her further I found her to be even more intriguing and even strong and brave. This Goddess, which you will learn upon hearing a short story about her, is one brave one.

In this hub you will learn many different things. What is Rhiannon the Goddess of exactly? You discover this and what she may be able to help you with. You will also learn associations of this Celtic deity though I found those to be a little more difficult to find. Hopefully you'll enjoy this one.

Names

Rhiannon actually has many different names. She is a part of different religions, even the Romans believed in her but had a different name for her. These names include Epona, Bubona, Eponae, Lady Godiva, Mare, Rigatona or Rigantona, Vivieene or Breton. All of these are names that she has been called.

Goddess Of?

Rhiannon is a moon goddess and also a horse goddess. She is of inspiration and endurance. She's considered also to be a fairy princess or queen. A muse of sorts to poets and artists. This Celtic Goddess may be able to help you with anything to do with leadership or change. Anything that has to do with movement or death. Fertility, a crisis even. Rhiannon will help you with magic for women and protection. Strength and truth in adversity and even dreams are all connected with this Goddess. They are all things she will be able to help you with.

Story

There's a short story I would like to share with you about this Goddess. I will not go into grave detail but it is something I think you should know about her and something you would find interesting. She chose to love a mortal man who was a king of Wales. At one point she was accused of murdering their infant son and she bore terrible punishment because of this. However she bore this punishment with grace and even dignity that melted hearts of her countrymen.

Later she was proven innocent and was reunited with her husband and other son, restored to the throne.

She later became Lady of The Lake who in legends of Camelot gave Author the magic sword of Excalibur.

This is just something that proves things that this Goddess could endure. How brave she was, how strong.

Associations

She is associated with the colors white, silver and gold. When it comes to herbs this Goddess is connected with jasmine, evergreens and basically any white flower. As for crystals moonstones and quartz crystals will work.

She's said to possess three magical birds that can wake the dead, lull the living to sleep and heal the sick and wounded with their songs. Because of this she is associated with birds and she is also associated with horses because of being a horse Goddess.

Conclusion

I know I have not shared much with you about this spectacular Goddess when she is so great but she her information was kind of hard to come about. If you know of any more please let me know. I am always very willing to learn more, and am actually excited to learn more, especially right now.

She is usually depicted as a red haired goddess, which makes me like her even more because my natural hair color is red hair, though I dye it a lot now. Hopefully you enjoyed reading this as much as I did writing it. She's one brave Goddess and I can only strive to more like her.

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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether

Cresentmoon2007 - Rhiannon was actually my matron goddess for about ten years. There is much more information to acquire about her; however, I have never once heard her related to the Lady of the Lake...where did you find that connection, may I ask? Here's my own hub on Rhiannon that I wrote awhile ago:

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/The-Inspir...


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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Kitty I did happen to have read that hub before and loved it. This is one link that mentioned her being lady of the lake.

http://www.goddessgift.com/goddess-myths/goddess_r...

There are actually all kinds of sites that mention it if you google Rhiannon + Lady of the Lake.


Lady Diana 4 years ago

i noticed that the auther's name is Harmon. i am also a Harmon through my mother. i know that our family tree goes back to Wales. i am searching for information regarding my ancestors. my question is, were they pegans before christianity came along? any other information would be great.


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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Lady Diana I do not have the info that you seek however it may just be that your ancestors were pagans. You could ask a medium, that show I found out that it ran in my blood though nobody practices tit now accept for me

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