Guises of the Morrigan

The Guises of the Morrigan, Irish Goddess, Celtic Goddess, by Sorita d'Este and David RankineThe Guises of the Morrigan: The Irish Goddess of Sex and Battle Her Myths, Powers and Mysteries
by Sorita d’Este  & David Rankine

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

The Morrígan is the pre-eminent and most powerful of the Celtic Goddesses. She is a Goddess of sex and battle, the Irish Bestower of Sovereignty, and it is she who shapes the land and rules the fairy as Queen. Her raw power manifests through the Irish myths and legends, a prophetess and shapeshifter who uses her potent magic to shapeshift, assuming the forms of numerous wild animals and delivering victory to her chosen heroes.

Her manifold roles, titles and guises weave a rich and colourful tapestry showing the continued dominion of the Morrigan in mythology, folklore and literature. She was the tutelary goddess to the ill-fated hero Cu Chulainn, she was the Fairy Queen and the Washer at the Ford.  She was also the wise crone the Cailleach, and the battle crow Badb, the frenzied Nemain and Warrior Queen Macha.

Her roles and guises which are brought together for the first time in this carefully researched volume, the work of many years of study, demonstrate clearly the significant status that she held in the ancient Celtic world and continues to enjoy today.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

 Sorita d’Este and David Rankine have both been exploring the history of religion, magic and mysticism for as long as they can remember.  They have been working together since late 2000, producing hundreds of articles for journals, magazines and part-works; facilitating workshops and lecturing on the Kabbalah, Mysticism and Magic at national and international events.   Between them they have authored more than 30 published books to date, many of which are on the subject of renaissance and medieval magic, religion, mythology and folklore.  The Guises of the Morrigan was the authors’ first book collaboration.

Note from the Authors (2005): The Morrígan is probably the most powerful figure amongst the Celtic gods. The popular image of the Morrígan is as the goddess of battle and sex, a perception that only scratches the surface of this complex and manifold goddess. From bestower of sovereignty to earth goddess, from mistress of the animals to faery queen, the Morrígan stands out as the preeminent Celtic goddess, and it is our hope that this book will restore a clearer perception of her awesome scope to all those people interested in the Celtic world.

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INTRODUCTION

  1. THE MORRÍGAN IN CELTIC MYTHOLOGY
  2. MORRÍGAN, NEMAIN, BADB AND MACHA
  3. WISE CRONE: TALES OF THE CAILLEACH
  4. THE QUEEN OF BATTLE
  5. THE EARTH GODDESS
  6. THE FAERY QUEEN
  7. LIMINAL GODDESS
  8. LADY OF THE BEASTS
  9. THE BESTOWER OF SOVEREIGNTY
  10. THE LOVER
  11. THE WITCH GODDESS
  12. THE WASHER AT THE FORD
  13. THE PROPHETESS
  14. MORGAN LE FAY AND THE ARTHURIAN MYTHS
  15. OTHER MANIFESTATIONS OF THE MORRÍGAN

APPENDICES
I) FROM CAILLEACH TO SHEELA-NA-GIG?
II) A POSSIBLE LACNUNGA REFERENCE
III)  THE MORRÍGAN AND FLINT ARROWHEADS
IV) CELTIC RAVEN LORE
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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Extracts from Reviews:

“There is a lot of material about the Morrigan. Myths, legends, attributes and influences. It is wonderful to have it all collected in one place for those who follow either the Morrigan or one of her aspects. This complex Celtic Goddess has plenty of material about her, and I am happy David Rankine and Sorita D’Este put it all together for us in this well researched book.” Boudica Foster, Amazon Reviewer

“If you’re interested in the Morrigan, this is a good place to start your research. It is best approached as a textbook for study rather than something you might read through cover to cover.” David Steele, Amazon Reviewer

“This is a wonderful collection of research on the Morrigan, as well as other goddesses whose myths and stories are mixed up with hers. The authors provide a great deal of source material and that is one of the great things about their work which shines through every time. ” Stella Arbol, Goodreads Reviewer

“Authors, David Rankine and Sorita d’Este, give us a short but information packed book on Morrigan that takes us back all the way to her Celtic roots. Be prepared to read this one over more than once because you will not want to miss any of the detail. Morrigan’s various guises and forms are analyzed in various literature in which she appears.” Steve Cran, Goodreads Reviewer

“Excellent work and my sincere thanks to the authors for the work and dedication they put into this book which makes available so much information in one place.” Marcus Celt, Amazon Review

“I loved it. Read it cover to cover and still delve back into it from time to time. These authors are on a roll, their work is well researched and academic, without being boring and dull.” WizardofGlasgow, Amazon Review

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The Guises of the Morrigan – original cover art by Brian Andrews (c) 2005

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Paperback ISBN: 978-1905297009
Page count: 210 pages
Illustrations by Brian Andrews

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