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Some others - I have only had a brief skim - but they all provide references, which, to me, at least, provides the ability to follow up if interested:


One by John Beckett again, in more depth about the Morrigan Devotional Ritual:



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The Morrigan is my patroness, and it was actually through her that I came to Paganism in the first place: I had a really horrible family life when I was young, and I was 11 years old when I began to dream of "the raven lady". Whenever I needed strength, courage, any sort of fortitude, I felt her with me, and when I hit my mid teens and started to delve into Irish myth and various Pagan traditions, I recognised her.

Though I honour and work with several gods, Morrigan is always at the core of my being. She is reserved and detached at times, but she's also fiercely protective, and nurturing without coddling; she has called me on my bullshit/torn me a new one on several occasions, but always with good cause, and she is never cruel with me. I couldn't imagine ever fearing her.

I have never had a shrine to her specifically, but I do keep a raven feather on my altar in honour of her. Once, in meditation, I asked if I should wear any particular stone/colour/jewellery, or create a specific altar to her, and she told me that I could honour her with my actions—that she needed no special prayers or invocations, but that acknowledging my own strength and living with honour, dignity and grace would make her proud.
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Just found this online and I think it's one of my favorite depictions of the Morrigan ever. I'm doing a lot of Dark Goddess work right now, and I just LOVE this image.
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Gorgeous! I'd want her to be a little more.. hmm.. earthy than this. But it's a really, really nice depiction all the same.
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Just found this online and I think it's one of my favorite depictions of the Morrigan ever. I'm doing a lot of Dark Goddess work right now, and I just LOVE this image.
That is very, very cool. You can sense and feel the power.
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