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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 10, The Morrigan Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10, The Morrigan Summary and Analysis

The Morrigan is an extremely aggressive Goddess who plays a major role in the Irish epic Tain Bo Cualgne. As with several of the Celtic Goddesses, the Morrigan has a triple nature, also appearing as Badb and Macha. Some compare her three forms to the three phases of the moon while others claim that she is the Divine Matronae (the Three Mothers). Some explain that the Holy Trinity was once the Daughter, the Mother, and the Grandmother in which the Morrigan was the Maiden, Matron, and Crone.

The Morrigan changes shape and form frequently. She speaks in the form of poetry and prophesies and appears as Badb in the form of a raven. She flies across battlefields, appearing only to those who are about to die. As the Mighty Queen, she gave birth to a son, Mecha...

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