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ceridwen goddess greetings card

Ceridwen is regarded by many modern Pagans as the Celtic goddess of rebirth, transformation, and inspiration. The lovely artwork, by Karen Cater, shows the goddess adding herbs to her cauldron under a full moon.

According to the late medieval Tale of Taliesin, Ceridwen's son, Morfran, was hideously ugly, so Ceridwen wanted to make him wise in compensation. She made a potion in her magical cauldron to grant the gift of wisdom and poetic inspiration.

The mixture had to be boiled for a year and a day. She set Morda, a blind man, to tend the fire beneath the cauldron, while Gwion Bach, a young boy, stirred the potion. The first three drops gave wisdom; the rest was a fatal poison. Three hot drops spilled onto Gwion's thumb as he stirred, burning him. He instinctively put his thumb in his mouth, and gained the wisdom and knowledge Ceridwen had meant for her son.

Realizing that Ceridwen would be angry Gwion fled. Ceridwen chased him. Using the powers of the potion he turned himself into a hare. She became a greyhound. He became a fish. She turned into an otter. He turned into a bird; she became a hawk. Finally, he turned into a single grain of corn. She then became a hen and, being a Goddess (or enchantress, depending on the version of the tale), she found and ate him. But because of the potion he was not destroyed.

When Ceridwen became pregnant, she knew it was Gwion and resolved to kill the child when he was born. However, he was so beautiful that she couldn't do it. She threw him in the ocean instead, sewing him inside a leather-skin bag. The child was rescued on a Welsh shore; the reborn infant grew to became the legendary bard Taliesin.

This card comes cellophane wrapped and is 105mm x 210mm (4 and 1/4" x 8 and 1/4"), and comes with a kraft paper envelope.

The card is blank inside for you to write your own message.

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herne the hunter greetings card

Herne the hunter is an avatar of the Celtic horned god, Cernunnos. He is associated with male animals, the stag in particular and is a god of fertility and of vegetation, as the lord of the forest.

With his mighty antlers, Cernunnos is a protector of the forest and master of the hunt. He is a god of plant life and trees in his aspect as the Green Man.  

The lovely artwork, by Karen Cater, shows the god with his antlers and his hunter's bow and arrows, framed by stylised oak leaves which are his emblem.

This card comes cellophane wrapped and is 105mm x 210mm (4 and 1/4" x 8 and 1/4"), and comes with a kraft paper envelope.

The card is blank inside for you to write your own message.

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brigid goddess greetings card

Brigid is a Celtic triple goddess ruling healing, poetry, and smithcraft. She is one of the great mother goddesses of the Celts.

As a healing goddess, she governs childbirth and the birthing time. She governs not only the inspiration and writing of poetry, but also divination and prophecy. As a goddess of smithcraft, she governs the forge's fire. Because of these associations she is considered the "Bright Goddess" and is linked with the element of fire. In all her forms, she brings inspiration (a fire quality) and provides the spark for new beginnings.

The lovely artwork, by Karen Cater, shows the goddess surrounded by her element of fire, and before her is a sheep feeding a lamb, the symbol of her festival, Imbolc (February 02).

This card comes cellophane wrapped and is 105mm x 210mm (4 and 1/4" x 8 and 1/4"), and comes with a kraft paper envelope.

The card is blank inside for you to write your own message.

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the morrigan greetings card

In the ever-fluctuating world of ancient Britain, no group of people ever contolled 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 people, the Celts worshipped many gods and goddesses, each offering protection in a particularly critical area of life. One of the more sinister of these 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.

The artwork of this card, by Karen Cater, shows the goddess armed with a spear and with her raven's wings.

This card comes cellophane wrapped and is 105mm x 210mm (4 and 1/4" x 8 and 1/4"), and comes with a kraft paper envelope.

The card is blank inside for you to write your own message.

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triple goddess greetings card

The number three is frequently considered to be lucky. Many things come in threes: past, present and future; three wishes; mind body and sripit. The triangle is a magical shape, as is the triskel.

In a similar way, the ancient Goddess was often represented in three aspects, as Maiden, Mother and Crone...

The artwork of this card, by Karen Cater, shows the three aspects of the goddess - maiden, mother and crone. Details of the symbolism of how the artist has represented them here is included with the card.

This card comes cellophane wrapped and is 105mm x 210mm (4 and 1/4" x 8 and 1/4"), and comes with a kraft paper envelope.

The card is blank inside for you to write your own message.

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moon goddess greetings card

This moon goddess card comes cellophane wrapped and is 150mm x 210mm, and comes with a plain white envelope.

On the back of the card it says: Lady of the moon, crowned by stars, holds down the sun as she rises into the night sky, to reign luminous over creation. A brook flows into the Moon Pool, where a stag pauses in wonder at the beauty of her reflected image.

The card is blank inside for you to write your own message.

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bast cat goddess greetings card

This card comes cellophane wrapped and is 150mm x 210mm, and comes with a plain white envelope.

On the back of the card it says: A well-loved Sun goddess, Bast was revealed to the ancient Egyptians as a graceful cat-headed woman, the mistress of music, dance, pleasure and love. She is shown receiving the sun's blessing through the solar image of the scarab.

The card is blank inside for you to write your own message.

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isis goddess greetings card

This card comes cellophane wrapped and is 150mm x 210mm, and comes with a plain white envelope.

On the back of the card it says: The goddess Isis, Lady of Heaven, beloved by the ancient Egyptians, descended from the stars to restore the earth. Her crown of horns and solar disc are symbols of the sun and the moon. The hieroglyphs on her throne mean "May Isis give life".

The card is blank inside for you to write your own message.

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