|Huath Sceach gheal Ysbyddaden|
Hawthorn / Whitethorn May Tree
13 May-9 June. Purple (For the Hag / Underworld) Rags are tied to its branches as offerings. Protection against all ills. Hawthorn fruit is poisonous.
Triple Form: Cordelia: Black Swan [youngest sister: 2 suitors: King of France & Duke of Burgundy], Regan of Cornwall: Red Queen of Red Oats [middle sister: all other joys dead], Goneril of Albany: White Moon [dearer to her than the light of her own eyes, dearer than life]
Cor. O, look upon me, sir,
Lear. Pray, do not mock me.
Cor. And so I am! I am!
Lear. Be your tears wet? Yes, faith. I pray weep not.
Cor. No cause, no cause.
Lear. Am I in France?
Kent. In your own kingdom, sir.
Lear. Do not abuse me. – William Shakespeare: King Lear
|(pron. LAN-awn-shee, KREE, KREEDG, kohr-DEEL-yah, DEEL-yah, Oh-DY-ul, O-DEEL, O-DEEL-yah, AHR-tee-oh, DOHN-ah, Dom-noo, DAWN, DOO) Hermaphraoditic [neither male nor female] bear diety of the Aegean, worshipped in Gaule who takes the form of an owl. Adalric/Eticho/Attich tried to kill Saint Odilia because she was born blind [literal meaning: the priests of Attich tried to take over the sanctuary in Gaule]. Odilia was hidden in the sanctuary of the moon-goddess Balma at Baume-les-Dames, by her mother Berewinde. She founded the rose-red convent of Niedermünster on Mont St. Odile, Alsace France. Erhardus baptized her in the Chapel of Tears and gave her ointment to restore her vision. The convent was operational until 680 and gave the last druids and people of the Irish church shelter. Odiles century abbess Herrad painted and wrote Hortus Deliciarum: Garden of Delights for noble women to teach them in theology, sciences, literature, music, poetry and antique knowledge. Aubers 1839 opera Le Lac des Fées: Lake of the Fairies and 1877s ballet Le Lac des Cygnes: Swan Lake are from German legend. Odette is a lake goddess who takes the shape of a swan and Odile is her twin. (113)|
Mother goddess of the Fomoriian Giants also known as Plant Dôn: The Children of Darkness who have their own language and customs. Worshipped as the Treveri Celts trio of Xulgisae-Sulivae Mother Goddesses: Ancamna-Ankamna, Ankabna (One-Eyed One) / Kanna, Kana, Cano, Canaim (Powerful, Sing) Vercana (The Powerful), Inciona (Come from Fire), Veraudunus (Abyss from the Sea) at Trier or Trèves on the Moselle River. Her consorts are the gods Smertius: The Provider-Mars Smertulitanos at the river Möhn which runs through the area of Mullerthal, Echternach-Luxembourg and Lenus Mars: Veil. at Trier. Inciona’s consort is the god Veraudinus at her sacred river at Widdenburg, Luxembourg, Inscriptions are also at: Feyen, Ripsdorf. Kanna (pron. KAHN-nah) is a Breton saint whose feast day is March 10th. Her river is at Bad Bertrich: Supreme Bath, Germany with the Meduna river. Vercana, Lombardy, Italy. (45, 73, 71, 77, 102, 124, 185, 265)
Cordelia-Creddylad is the May Queen, goddess of love, prophecy and summer flowers who has long soft brown hair coiled into braids around her head. Her symbol is a white lily, honeycomb, open book, and chalice of life and creation. She protects the knights of the Holy Grail. She wears a white robe, a purple veil with golden threads, has rings on her fingers, a necklace of pearls, another of rubies, one of sapphires, and the last diamonds. Every May Day there is a fight for her hand between the gods. She elopes with Gwythyr ap Greidawl: Angry Man and is kidnapped by Gwynn ap Nudd: The White God and taken to An domhain: The Underworld. She lives at Caer Dathyl: Fortress of Don (pron. kare DA-thil) Dathyl Palace at An Domhain: The Black Abyss. Her son is Luchra and she is princess of the Cíarraige Lúachra of Northeast Kerry
As the Leannán Sidhe: Fairy Sweetheart, She is the sister of the banshee and muse of singers and poets. She can suck the lifeforce of men so that they pine away for her and die. The Black Lady of Rieu dEnfer throws the lovers she has exhausted into the torrent. The Demoiselle Noire de Gruchy can shapeshift into all kinds of animals. She entices young men to her tower and changes them into animals and plants when she is tired of them. Her tower is surrounded by hawthorn. She is accompanied by magpies, bird relatives of the raven. Ladies dressed in black at Chateaugay, Puy-de-Dôme dance on the knolls by moonlight. The Puy-de-Dôme is a dormant volcano in Auvergne-Auvèrnha, Central France that is part of the Massif Central volcanic mountain range
As Faith she promised never to have sex with with a man until she found a man who could create a beautiful poem and she found Coll: Hazel. Cano gave her a ring that contained his life. She accidentally dropped the ring and Cano died 3 days later. The rivers Don in Yorkshire, Donau, in Europe and Durham are named after her. Donicum / Dulincum / Durlendium / Dullendium: Doullens, France, Doncheru, Ardennes, France, Dwy/Dwyf/Duiu/Dee, Carnarvonshire, Wales: The names Dwyf-an and Dwyf-ach are in the Triads. (20, 26, 45, 58, 68, 70, 71, 74, 77, 80, 108, 133, 197, 207)