The Morrigan, also known as the 'Phantom Queen' is the Celtic Goddess of war. But like many Goddesses we have taken inspiration from this year, she is multifaceted, and often also associated with the cycle of life and death, wisdom and prophecy, as well as magick.
She is considered a Triple Moon Goddess. However, She does not align with the modern pagan view of the “maiden, mother, and crone.” She has three aspects who are frequently depicted as “sisters” and often referred to as “The Daughters of Ernmas.” Together, they are collectively referred to as The Morrígan, or the Morrígna. Though there is evidence that suggests The Morrígan herself is a stand alone entity.
It is said that she was able to predict a warrior's death in battle, which allowed her influence the outcome of the war. She would deliver her grim message in the form of a crow, flying high overhead above the warriors as they fought. The site of her would either terrify those fighting, or inspire them to move into battle with even more vigor.
The Morrigan can be tied to many feelings and emotions, though the ones I gravitated towards for this collection are:
- Righteous Anger
- Self Love and Acceptance
- power and strength of the Inner and higher self
- Determination and Pride
- Joyful Mischievousness
Her Colors include: Blood red, black and grey, Gold and royal purple
Her Stones: Carnelian, Black Obsidian, Onyx, Opal, Amethyst, Black Tourmaline, Dragon's blood and bloodstone, Citrine, Malachite and Lapis.
The Morrigan was originally going to be featured as our Goddess of the month for September. But there was something inside me that told me to wait. The first piece I designed for this collection was one with wings which is a design element I hadn't even attempted before and it set the tone for the rest of the collection.
I really wanted to embody her powerful presence with these pieces and I did that by brining in bold, powerful feminine designs and elements. In addition to the many feather details included in this collection, I also included a lot of crescent moon and moon phase design elements as well as flowing lines that also represented the gliding crow in the sky.
I also created a variety of our signature Crystal Drop necklaces featuring smoky citrine, quartz, and even more citrine. With these designs I wanted to capture that pure feminine power, that magic we feel when we have a big juicy crystal around our neck.
Like many pieces in this collection, I wanted push myself to create things i've never done, or have never seen done. Sometimes my crazy ideas work... and sometimes they don't. With these, the new approach did not work out, so we will be re-imagining the connection to the chain to make for a better experience when wearing them. This is why I always always try on my jewelry before I sell it, if it doesn't work for me, it's certainly not going to work for you. When you are spending money on my art, It is my duty to ensure you have only the best experience, so hold tight for photos of the new version coming this weekend.
As i'm coming to the close of my year long Goddess series, I can't help but look back and reflect. It has been such a fun experience to do this series! Of course, it was difficult at times and required a lot of research. But it taught me a lot about all of the goddesses, myself and many of you as well. I hope you have enjoyed this journey and I can't wait to see what's next.
The Morrigan Collection is being released on Saturday 11/19/2022 at 10AM Pacific. Join our VIP Inner Circle for sneak peeks, early access and more!