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I was called to Rhiannon by one of her horses- the horse appeared to me in a dream, and 3 years later, when I started on my exploration of the Shamanic path, the first journey I took, the horse was there! In a subsequent journey, I was taking to the upper realms of the Celtic Spirit World, where I met Rhiannon. She told me of things to come, and gifted me.

Rhiannon is a Welsh underworld Goddess form. Her story is told in the Mabinogion. Her origin goes back further still according to Jean Markale who believes that she might have been the original Mother Goddess of the Celtic people.
She brings sleep, dreams, and sometimes nightmares. She is found in several ancient cultures, called by several names. Through history Rhiannon has survived and influenced many cultures and legends. Her name translates as "divine" or "Great Queen."
She is Goddess of change, movement, and magic. She comforts in times of crisis, loss, and illness. She gives us gifts of tears, forgetfulness (to promote healing), and humor to ease our sufferings in this life and guides us to the next. She is also accompanied by 3 birds whose singing can call the dead or grant peaceful sleep to the living.
Rhiannon met her husband Pwyll, Lord of Dyfed, near the enchanted boulder, Gorsedd Arberth. For three days she allowed his men to chase her until, in desperation, Pwyll finally asked her to stop. At that time, Rhiannon was betrothed of Gwawl, the wedding set for a year and a day hence. Rhiannon had a plan, though, and she and Pwyll conspired to trick Gwawl into losing her.
Rhiannon gave birth to their son, who disappeared mysteriously that same Beltaine night he was born. To avoid taking the blame, her women killed a puppy and smeared the blood on Rhiannon to make it appear as though she had killed her own child. As punishment, Rhiannon was forced to carry people to court on her back in the form of a horse.
Seven years later, their son was returned to them by Teirnon, who had found the child and adopted him. As the child grew, Teirnon realized he must be the lost son of Pwyll and Rhianon. Rhiannon's punishment was ended and she named her son Pryderi, which means worry.
Rhiannon became the welsh Goddess of transformation, wisdom, magic, rebirth, and the moon. Her symbol is the white horse, which she rode when she met Pwyll and was also the shape she was given in punishment. It was also told that Rhiannon was accompanied by three birds who could sing the living into death and the dead back to life.
For the entire story, go here:
The Myth of Rhiannon

Rhiannon, lyrics by Stevie Nicks

Rhiannon rings like a bell thru the night
and wouldn't you love to love her?
she rules her life like a bird in flight
and who will be her lover?

all your life you've never seen
a woman , taken by the wind
would you stay if she promised you heaven?
will you ever win.........?

CHORUS: Rhiannon......

she is like a cat in the dark
and then she is the darkness
she rules her life like a fine skylark
and when the sky is starless

all your life you've never seen
a woman..taken by the wind...
would you stay if she promised you heaven?
will you ever win.....?
will you ever win.....?