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This shall be a place to share thoughts and practices in serving the Gaelic War Goddesses, primarily Badb, Macha and An Morrígan, whose name is Anann; as well as Nemain and Fea; known in various combinations as Bé Néit....  I am keeping this focused on these Goddesses collectively, as there is much overlap and often confusion about how They might interrelate. 

About this site   |   Musings on the Irish War Goddesses

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Shadow of  the Hooded Crow Blog

My, non-blog, Writings on War Goddesses and the Warrior Path

"Musings on the Irish War Goddesses"  (Now on this site) -- originally published in By Blood, Bone and  Blade: A Tribute to the Morrígan, Nicole Bonivusto, ed,  Asheville, NC: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2014

"Chase to Nowhere: Thoughts on Fénnidecht Rites of Passage" ---in Air n-Aithesc Vol. 2 Issue 1, Imbolc/Bealtaine 2015 -Exploring evidence for the very non-linear rites of passage into and out of the wilderness warbands and how we might use this today

"Muimme naFiann: Foster-mother of Heroes" --- in Air n-Aithesc Vol. 1 Issue 2, Lughnasadh 2014  - A look at Scáthach, Bodbmall, Líath Lúachra (and other names used for Finn's foster-mothers) and how their stories can inspire women, especially older women, involved in fénnidecht

"'By Force in the Battlefield': Finding the Irish Female Hero"
  --- in Air n-Aithesc Vol. 1 Issue 1, Imbolc 2014 Women warriors in  Irish literature are often antagonists or, at best, aids to the male hero. This looks at a few who are heroes of their own stories.

"Going into Wolf Shape" --- in Air n-Aithesc Vol. 1 Issue 1, Imbolc 2014 - A look at the connections between warriors and canines, both wolf and dogs , in Irish culture, looking at possible proto-Indo-European roots suggested by recent archaeological finds.

"The Hero Betwixt and Between"  ---- in Keltria Journal #43 -"Heroes & Heroines", 2013  - A look at the similarities between Finn Mac Cumhail and Cú Chulainn showing their Outlaw nature

"Warriors for the Horse Goddess"  (REMOVED form site for timing being --has been revised and submitted for publiction in Air n-Aithesc Vol. 2 Issue 2, Lughnasadh/Samhain 2015 out in August 2015) on serving Macha by fighting for horse welfare, includes both research on such Goddesses and personal experience.
Crows
"Championing Ourselves"  -originally published in SageWoman, issue #39, Autumn 1997 - Some thoughts on my early story with these Goddesses



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Clann na Morrígna FaceBook group  for people who serve these Goddesses on the warrior path

Ban-gaiscedach na Morrígna  Related women-only FB group

Hooded Crow Semi-private LiveJournal group. Please PM saigh_allaidh on LJ if you wish to join unless I already know you, otherwise request will be ignored.


Wolf based on Newbigging Leslie stone sketch copyright © 2002 Aaron Miller


Morrígan Statues by Paul Borda of Dryad Designs, LTD and displayed with permission.
Wolf based on Newbigging Leslie stone sketch copyright © 2002 Aaron Miller
Crow photo © Saigh Kym Lambert
Background modified by Saigh Kym Lambert based on a Pictish spiral (as featured in George Bain's Celtic Art)

Lines from Celtic Web Art by Karen Nicholas and Nanette Vaughan