The Morrigan

In the ever-fluctuating world of ancient Britain no group of people ever controlled the land with certainty for any length of time. The Celts, farmers and herdsmen by choice, frequently faced invasion by both land and sea and were often forced to become warlike to ensure their survival.

As with many other ancient peoples the Celts worshipped many gods and goddesses, each offering protection over a particularly critical area of life. One of the most sinister figures is The Morrigan - the Celtic goddess of war, a shape-shifter who in the guise of a Raven presided over battles, deciding the destinies of the warriors below.

In a similar manner to other ancient goddesses of death, The Morrigan is also the deity associated with change, regeneration and new beginnings, combining the forces of life death and sexuality.