Mabinogian Devotional

Two books hold the Four Branches,
The Red and the White. 
They tell the Welsh tales of wars and of heroes; 
Of love and of loss. 

Together we seek these tales,
Honoring the ladies of story and myth, 
We call them forth!

Rhiannon, the lady on the uncatchable horse,
Who teaches us you have only to stop and ask,
For what you seek will come to you. 

Branwen, the catalyst for war,
From whom we learn of the depths of grief. 
And, perhaps, the mysteries of rebirth. 

Arianrhod, who tests our worth,
Refusing subjugation, standing strong in her power, 
Spinning, always spinning, the threads of life. 

Blodeauwedd, Flower Face,
Take hold of your empowerment, says she,
One who had no agency, yet made her choice all the same. 

We sing the stories of these Goddesses,
And we take to heart the lessons.
We exalt the myths,  and we call to you now. 
We the seekers of knowledge, of wisdom.

May our studies bring fruit,
May our devotions be received,
and may our Service always be for the greater purpose.

Blessings upon this day. 

 

About the Author

Grace is an avid reader, geek, and gamer living with anxiety and fighting against depression. She volunteers when she can, in as many avenues as possible. Grace loves attending cons and festivals, but also values her time at home with fur-babies and her books. An eclectic pagan since childhood, Grace has studied as a Chakradance facilitator, level 2 Usui Reiki healer, and has been a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon since 2012. She credits Phyllis Curott and Edain McCoy with her introduction to Wicca, and The Chalice & The Blade by Riane Eisler as her introduction to historical concepts of paganism. Other inspirations include The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, The Red Book by Sera Beak, and Avalon Within by Jhenah Telyndru. Her (current) greatest shero and ladycrush is Michelle Obama <3. Facing hard topics dead on is Grace's signature, asking the questions no one wants to hear, and rustling the jimmies to get Change made. It has often said that you never have to wonder what Grace is thinking! She is currently fleshing out several writing projects, and hopes to pitch those soon.

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