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Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice, Yule, Mid-Winter or Alban Arthan is the celebration of the rebirth of the sun after the longest night of the year.  It is one of the eight solar festivals comprising the Wheel of the Year.  Nourished in the womb of the Goddess during the dark time of the year, the sun symbolises the God born anew.  Plants that remain evergreen such as fir trees, holly and mistletoe are used as decorations.

The Goddess at Winter Solstice wears a crown of holly and mistletoe as she awaits the birth of her child.

The Winter Solstice Goddess Print is available in two sizes:
https://magickmermaid.com/Magick-Goddess-Pagan-Celtic-Mythology-Art.html

Magickal Oak in Winter Print is part of the Magickal Oak Series:
https://magickmermaid.com/GreenMan-and-GreenWoman-Art-Prints.html

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Something New at MagickMermaid Studio

Something New at MagickMermaid Studio

Art Pendants

My original designs on pendants!  Celtic Zodiac Signs and more.  Click the MagickMermaid Shop link to order:  https://magickmermaid.com

Something New at MagickMermaid Studio

The astrology sign pendants are here:
https://magickmermaid.com/Druid-Tree-Lore-Astrology-Celtic-Lunar-Zodiac-Sign-Art-Prints.html

Special orders also available from designs on my website.



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Imbolc – Celtic Sun Goddess Brighid

Goddess of Fire and Fertility

Imbolc celebrates the Goddess in her incarnation as the Bride of the returning Sun God. For the celebration of Imbolc, many candles are lit to symbolise the return of light and heat represented by the Sun God. Grain dollies made from the sheaves of the last harvest represent the Bride. The Goddess and God await the return of Spring and their sacred marriage at Beltaine.

Brighid (or Brid) represents the supreme Mother. She is the Celtic Sun Goddess of fertility, fire, creative inspiration, healing and protector of children. She is honoured at Imbolc, 2nd of February. Her symbols include blackberries, natural wells dedicated to her and the heart, an ancient symbol of feminine power. She holds a cauldron of fire as the sun rises in a lush green valley.

Wishing everyone a joyful Imbolc!

 

Brighid is available in two sizes on https://magickermaid.com

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Airmid Celtic Goddess of Herbs and Healing

Airmid, Celtic Goddess of Herbs and Healing

Airmid is the Celtic Goddess of herbs and healing. She is the daughter of Diancecht, master physician of the Tuatha De Dannan (the Faerie Folk of Ireland). She tends all the herbs of the world and they inform her of all their secrets. She is also very skilled at healing. Legend says that one day, as she arranged the herbs on her cloak by their properties, her jealous father came along and shook out the cloak, scattering away all the herbal knowledge.

Airmid is wearing a crown of mistletoe, necklaces of blackberries and raspberries and a dress of leaves. She is surrounded by various healing herbs and flowers. Her mortar and pestle are at hand and she is ready to create a healing mixture.

 

Available in two sizes at magickmermaid.com

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Bastet, Egyptian Cat Goddess

Bastet

Bastet, also known as Bast, was originally a Warrior Sun Goddess. She was later worshipped as a Moon Goddess of protection, music, dance, family and cats. The sistrum, a percussion instrument, is one of her symbols. Bastet’s name is written in hieroglyphs between the Eye of Horus and the Ankh on her throne.

Bastet-Art-PrintBastet Print available in two sizes at MagickMermaid Studio.

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Yemaya, Ocean Goddess

Yemaya, Mother of All Living Things

Yemaya Ocean Goddess Fine Art Print

Yemaya is an Ocean Goddess, the Mother of All Living Things and protector of women from the Yoruba and Santeria traditions. She is also a fertility goddess and protector of fisherman. Without water there is no life and she is revered as the feminine principal of creation.

I became acquainted with Yemaya several years ago during a visit to a very small island in the Caribbean.  The island was practically deserted and I had a gorgeous beach all to myself.  A perfect place for meditation as I had brought several worries from home on the trip with me.  I could not sit still and as I waded into the crystal clear water it suddenly felt like time stood still.  There was nothing but the beautiful ocean, sunshine and blue sky. I was enveloped by a warm and welcoming presence. I had a vision of Yemaya and she was telling me I could achieve calm and peace, to slow down and put my mind at ease. I performed a healing ritual and felt very free.  I tried several times in the ensuing years to create an image of her.  But it wasn’t until two years ago that I was able to do so.  Her calming presence has helped me many times.