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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Cerridwen: Keeper of the Cauldron

Cerridwen is a Celtic Welsh Goddess. Her name comes from “ceryd” which is Welsh for chiding love and “gwen” which is Welsh for white and blessed. 

She is the Mother and a Crone aspect of the Triple Goddess and is often represented as an old hag or witch and called Hag of Creation and the Old One. Cerridwen is a shape shifting Goddess able to shape shift from an old hag to a beautiful girl and various animals. She is a corn goddess and is symbolised often as a sow as well, an animal of abundance and fertility, as the Goddess of Sovereignty. This totem animal also represents the Underworld and the strength of the mother. Cerridwen is one of the faces of the dark Goddess and a goddess of dark prophetic powers.

Cerridwen’s cauldron is one of the many cauldrons of Celtic lore. The Cauldron in Celtic tradition was central to the religious mystery and represented the regeneration in the womb of the Goddess. Her cauldron was called Amen and was the Cauldron of Divine Knowledge, Wisdom, Rebirth, and Inspiration. It’s transforming magic happens through change, experience, and divine inspirations...read more>>>...