October 28, 2016

Art highlight: The Morrigan

Olivia Robertson wrote in "Urania":

"The Cauldron of Plenty is bestowed by Morrigan the Maid, called Badb the Crow. The Badb appears to heroes in all her youthful loveliness as the Washer by the Ford. And the Ford is through that river which is at the World's End in the West, for beyond it lies the realm of the Sidhe, called Tir na nOg, Land of everlasting youth. This country is invisible to mortal eye, and lies below, upon and above the mighty Western ocean that once overwhelmed Atlantis. Its bells may be heard from the deeps, and the sound of maidens singing entice sailors to cast themselves from their ships to seek lost beauty. And the purple mountains reach into the sky with rainbow shafts of light that are pathways to the stars. When in your wanderings, you may come upon the Badb by a Ford washing dust and blood from your earthly armour, know that your time has come to cross the river of death to the other realm of the Sidhe. But fear not: Her cauldron of Plenty holds the food and drink of immortality. The Divine Virgin is ever compassionate: for those in need the cauldron is never empty."

Related link:  FOI Liturgy

(The Morrigan artwork by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved)