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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 8, Mighty in Magic...and Wales Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8, Mighty in Magic...and Wales Summary and Analysis

The Celtic people once inhabited a vast geographic area. Their broad influence can be seen in many Indo-European cities. Written accounts of Goddesses do not appear until the period of their arrival in their current homelands. It is for this reason that the nature of the Celtic Goddesses is drawn primarily from Irish, Scottish and Welsh sources.

The Celtic Goddesses are often connected to water and horses, with each Goddess usually associated with a specific body of water. Both water and horses were important to the Celtic people because they supplied transportation and mobility. Another trait common to the Celtic Goddesses is their ability to assume many forms.

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