Morrigan, the goddess of death of Celtic culture

Celtic culture, is one of the most fascinating to investigate and know, they had great respect for nature, they knew the importance of it and also knew its laws and all the mysteries of life and death.


A fundamental deity for the Celts

Each of the attributes of nature was ruled by a god or goddess, in this case we will talk about one of the main deities of Celtic mythology. The Goddess Morrigan, also called Spectral Queen or Dark Goddess. It is one of the ancient inhabitants of the Celtic kingdom, who dwelled in those lands before man arrived.

Morrigan, is the Celtic Goddess of Death and Destruction, and it is that the Celts discovered the importance of death and the close relationship with life. That is why the Goddess Morrigan also represents renewal, the death that gives light to life, in addition to sexual desire and love.


Morrigan is always armed and dressed in her armor, was the deity who instilled strength in the warriors during the battles. This was because when a soldier was on the battlefield, hearing or intuiting that Morrigan was approaching, he understood that it was time to die, with the reaction of these warriors fighting with more force and strength, thus trying to drive death away and the goddess of that place herself.

The dark goddess had a very intense affair by a great human warrior named Cuchulainn, but it was an unrequited love, as Cuchulainn rejected her to such an extent that in various battles, Morrigan personified in some of her forms as wolf, bull and eagle, was confronted Cuchulainn strongly. But the warrior was stronger and cunning than the dark goddess and beat her, thus escaping her love and her refugee death.

Until one day the great warrior Cuchulainn, bound to a tree and dying, was found by the goddess Morrigan, who adopted the form of a crow approached him, freeing him from suffering and agony, thus being the way in which the dark goddess finally managed to take him away to always by his side.

Morrigan, who for the Celts was the expression and might of death, which with the end of the old began to the new and the great of life.

Morrigan, the goddess of death of Celtic culture
Source: curiosities  
July 31, 2019


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