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THE MARI LWYD (in Welsh, Y Fari Lwyd) is one of the strangest and most ancient of a number of customs with which people in Glamorgan and Gwent used to mark the passing of the darkest days of midwinter.the tradition involves the arrival of the horse and its party at the door of the house or pub, where they sing several introductory verses.challenges and insults in rhyme. At the end of the battlethe Mari party enters with another song.

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Andrasta (Andraste, Andrasta, Andred) "Goddess of the Iceni tribe, Boudicca called for your aid. On the haunting battle cries you ride, Crying ‘know your strength, be not afraid!’ Warrior Goddess, you are strength in the fight; Spirit of Raven and Hare. Goddess of light in the raven black night, In the moon magic hare you are there." by Wendy Andrew

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Native American Award for Valor, Courage and Bravery Is there a Native American symbol awarded to great warriors for valor, courage, and bravery in battle much like the Silver or Bronze Stars awarded to soldiers? If not, can you make a suggestion? Thank you very much. Wess Hi Wess, A Lakota friend of mine sent me this. I hope it is helpful. You can browse our feather hair ties here. Feather Hair Ties. Paula

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A one mean bad ass Viking, maybe the famous Norwegian King Harald Harðraða Sigurðsson, back in the year 1066, had these great looking features? Or maybe he just looked more bad-ass back then,.

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from Howard Lyon Fine Art and Illustration

Heroes of the Fallen Lands - part 1

Andraste is a warrior goddess, the goddess of victory, of ravens and of battles, similar in many ways to the Irish war goddess Morrigan. Her name is thought to mean "the invincible one" or "she who has not fallen". It is told that her presence was evoked on the eve of battle to curry favour. As a Goddess of divination, she was probably called upon to divine the outcome of battles and war.

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from Writings of a Mrs

Two Wolves

Love this--very true! It depends on how we act is the one we are feeding. If we feed the 'Good' one , then we become good. But if we choose the bad one , therefore we become bad. So, it all depends on us... let's hope to make the right decisions in life.♡

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from Journeying to the Goddess

Goddess Macha

"Macha's themes are victory, success, protection, fertility and fire. Her symbols are red items, the acorn and the crow. Macha means 'mighty one.' Macha used Her potency to clear the land for whea...

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THE MORRIGAN is an Irish Goddess of battle, fertility and the cycle of life. Her names translates to mean Phantom Queen or Great Queen. She sometimes take the form of a crow and fly above warriors during battle. She is a dark Goddess, who is also associated with death and shape shifting. Although she is seen as triple formed (with Badb and Macha), It would be most wise to honour her on the dark or waning moon. (Art by Jessica Galbreth)

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In Irish mythology, Nuada or Nuadu (modern spelling: Nuadha), known by the epithet Airgetlám (modern spelling:  Airgeatlámh, meaning “silver hand/arm”), was the first king of the  Tuatha Dé Danann. He is cognate with the Gaulish and British god  Nodens. His Welsh equivalent is Nudd or Lludd Llaw Eraint. Nuada was king of the  Tuatha Dé Danann for seven years before they came to Ireland. They made contact with the Fir Bolg, the then-inhabitants of the island, and Nuada sought from them half…

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