Renowned artist Maxine Miller has captured the essence of the infamous warrior goddess in this Morrighan Statue. The Morrighan translates into “great queen” or “phantom queen.” In her triple form she sometimes appears as the battle-furies Badbh Catha, Nemhain and The Morrigan, aspects that combine destruction, sexuality and prophecy. They appeared in numerous animal forms, such as carrion birds.
The Morrighan’s aspects have the ability to influence the outcome of conflict by inspiring fear or courage. As Badbh Catha, whose name means “battle-crow,” she often takes the form of a crow or battle-raven.
The Morrighan sometimes appears as the “Washer at the Ford,” a maiden who is seen prior to battle washing the armor and weapons of those destined to die. Her ability to change from a hag into a young girl and her mating with The Dagdha denotes that she also is a goddess of sovereignty and fertility.
As Nemhain, whose name means “frenzy,” she is the wife of Nuadha Airgetlamh, a leader of the Tuatha de Danaan. Nemhain also appears in the Ulster Cycle when she shrieks on behalf of Cuchulain at the Connacht army and 100 soldiers drop dead with fright.
8″ x 3.75″ x 10.75″
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