Morgan Le Fay

Morgan le Fay is commonly remembered as the enchantress half-sister of King Arthur. She is, in fact, the Great Queen Goddess, ruler of the mystical island of Avalon, the Fortunate Island of the Blessed Dead. Sometimes equated with the ancient Irish warrior goddess Morrigan, she is the Celtic death goddess. As "Morgana Fata" she is the controller of destinies who knows the fate of each person. She is noted for her healing powers, her knowledge of healing plants, and her prophetic vision. Like a shamaness, she is a shape-shifter, able to take on many forms.

Morgan le Fay represents that deep place of healing magic within each of us — the center where wisdom and healing flow even in the moment of death. The ambivalence with which she is traditionally represented echoes our own fear of her deep and ancient wisdom.

(*exact* same "message" appeared in the 1993 Goddess Calendar; some punctuation and capilolization has changed.)


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