Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “starts with or contains ‘cel.’” Find a word that begins with or contains “cel” and use it in your post any way you’d like. Have fun!

I mentioned in a past SoCS that I am hoping to visit Scotland in the next few years. I’ve long been fascinated by celtic things, places, and people. This originated in several lengthy stays in Ireland way back when. I even tried to learn Irish! (I stink at languages, though.) My last post was about the recent blood moon we had. Combine celt and moon and in a Google search I came up with the name Rhiannon.

Rhiannon is the Welsh-celtic Moon Goddess. She was born at the first Moon Rise. She is also known as the Divine Queen of Faeries and so is the goddess of fertility, rebirth, wisdom, magick, transformation, beauty, artistic inspiration and poetry. Rhiannon manifests as a beautiful young woman dressed in gold, riding a pale horse, with singing birds flying around her head.  The singing birds can wake spirits or grant sleep to mortals. Most of what is known of Rhiannon comes from the book of Welsh folklore, The Mabinogion, which I recently obtained for my Kindle.

But of course I first encountered Rhiannon as one of my favorite Fleetwood Mac songs! Stevie was known to preface the song’s performance with, “This song’s about an old Welsh witch.” (Oh, how I wanted to be Stevie! Or at least have her clothes… still do, actually.)

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