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The Morrigan

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The Morrigan is a Celtic deity ruling over war, sovereignty, prophecy, and magic. She is one of the more mysterious figures in Irish mythology and represents both life and death. Being a goddess of war, stories described the Morrigan appearing in the form of a crow, either flying over battlefields or picking at the remains of fallen soldiers. Some stories even claimed that she could be seen washing blood out of armor at nearby rivers, certainly a symbol of impending doom to come. Thus her name also means 'Phantom Queen' and even 'The Terrifying.'

While there are many tales involving her vengeance and ruthlessness, there are some that tell of her generosity and compassion, even offering prophecy and favors to heroes and gods alike. In a popular folklore tale, she advised the Dagda (one of the Irish gods of strength and fertility) on how to defeat supernatural monsters known as the Fomorians.

The base color of this candle is a shade of dark blue, symbolizing her association with fate and divination. A deep red drip glides down the sides of the candle, signifying the blood, famine, and destruction that comes with war.

Because these candles drip so easily, it's the perfect time to practice some candle divination, also known as Carromancy. Watch how the candle burns. Do you see figures in the wax? Do the flames flicker, grow tall, or hiss? Is there a certain direction in the way the wax is melting? These ritual candles may hold more secrets than you know.



ɪᴛᴇᴍ ᴅᴇsᴄʀɪᴘᴛɪᴏɴ: 6 inch pillar candles rolled in local herbs that I foraged or grew myself.


𝐈𝐌𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐓: These candles are best used for decoration on your altar or best burned OUTDOORS. Should you plan to burn them indoors, be wary of the flame. The more herbs, the BIGGER and taller the flame with be. Always supervise your candles while burning. These candles have very burnable botanicals.

Always burn in a reliable candle holder or in a fireproof dish. Please watch the video attached to this listing to see how they burn.