(The Chosen Spirit Keepers)



Rhiannon's themes are movement, communication, rest, ghosts, fertility and leadership.  Her symbols are the color white, horses and the moon.

​This Celtic horse Goddess will ride in on a white mare bearing fertility, leadership and a means to get things moving where they may have stagnated.  Some historians believe that the swiftness of her steed (which is white---a lunar color) alludes to a lunar goddess.  Stories abound that refer to Rhiannon having command over singing birds that are able to awaken spirits, or grant sleep to mortals.

The Goddess Rhiannon is a potent symbol of fertility.  She's also an Otherworld and Death Goddess, a bringer of dreams, and a moon deity who is symbolized by a white horse.  Her father was Heveydd the Old, and she was married to both Pwyll and Manan.

While married to Pwyll, Rhiannon was eventually able to bear him a healthy male child, after numerous unsuccessful attempts.  The child was kidnapped while still an infant, due primarily to six careless ladies-in-waiting whose only job was to care for the infant.

Terrified that they would be punished for this carelessness, and their families ruined by the subsequent scandal, the maidens hatched a devious scheme to divert the blame onto Rhiannon.

They killed a hunting hound's puppy, smeared the puppy's blood on Rhiannon's face while she was sleeping, and scattered the puppy's bones all over and around her bed.  Rhiannon awoke to accusations by the six maidens of her eating her own child.

Because the six maidens were the daughters of noblemen, their accusations were believed.  In spite of that Pwyll stood by her and refused to divorce her.  Instead, he order a penance (a self-punishment intended to express repentance for one's wrong-doing).

Rhiannon's penance was that for seven years she was to sit at a horse-mounting block near the castle gate, and tell every guest of the castle as they passed through the gate the story about her hideous crime.  She would then have to offer to carry them on her back, like a horse, all the way to the castle.  She agreed to this penance knowing that it would spread her story far and wide, hoping that eventually someone would recognize her lost child.

And so it was that Rhiannon's patience and perseverance was rewarded.  During the fourth year of the penance, seven strangers appeared at the gate one day...a well dressed nobleman, a young boy, and their five retainers.

​As she told her story and they began to talk, Rhiannon began to wonder if the boy might possibly be her long-lost son.  But how could it be, when her infant son disappeared just four years ago, and this boy very obviously appeared to be on the fringe of manhood.

There is an explanation for this...

The tot grew up as a hero-child, which enabled him to grow and age at triple the speed of ordinary children.  After they made their way to the castle and sat down to a feast, the nobleman told the story about how the boy had come to be with the nobleman and his wife.

Rhiannon's story that she told as part of her penance had made its way to the nobleman's village and, with his wife's blessing, he set out to return the boy to his birth parents.

This reunion broke the pall that had consumed the kingdom, and it once again began to thrive.  Rhiannon was restored to happiness, and Pwyll's unwavering faith in her was vindicated.  

Rhiannon was a celebrated feminist very long before that word even existed in anyone's vocabulary.  Her story reminds us all of the awesome power of the female will, determination, and perseverance.  It speaks of love, as well as loyalty and fidelity to those receiving the love; clever planning;  and dignity, even under the most adverse of circumstances.

Her story also provides a glimpse of how women took command throughout history.  In spite of men very much "being in charge", women---especially those possessing a strong will---found ways to get their way, as well as managing money and resources.

Above all else Rhiannon is a Goddess of sovereignty.  She found her "voice" early in life, and was never timid about speaking her interpretation of the truth.

Rhiannon's story is one for women to learn from, especially any woman who hasn't yet reached her full potential.  Rhiannon will help them to find and develop that strong, positive and healthy self respect and assertiveness that is so necessary for anyone struggling to reach that full potential.  We all know, or at least have encountered, women who find it extremely difficult to express their wants and needs for fear that they might be seen as "uncaring", or to demanding, or unsympathetic.

And, it's possible, some would say that it's likely that the legends about Rhiannon also include a word of caution for those women that find it natural or easy to walk comfortably in the corridors of "male dominance"---a message about the value of sisterhood as well as the need for a sustaining connection to any under-developed or rejected parts of themselves.

​With today's access to haunted magick and to rituals, Rhiannon can be called upon to assist you in overcoming enemies, exercising patience, working magick, moon rituals, and enhancing dream work.

Call upon Her to bless rites of fertility, sex magick, prosperity and dream work.  Work with Her to improve and enhance divination skills, overcome enemies, develop patience, as well as to gain self confidence.  She is most assuredly a fae that every woman can relate to on some level.  Her perseverance and strong will is an example of what women today are all about, have been, and will continue to be for millennia to come.  Solid, unwatering beauty and strength...just like Mother Earth beneath our fee.

     Skye  &  Darrel
This fabulous wooden necklace with turquoise and red coral beads, wooden beads and metal ornaments. Necklace is 19 inches around, pendant is 2 inches wide. We believe this stone to be red coral. It is one and 1/2 inches in diameter. There is so much about this necklace that we can not take up all our space describing it. The picture speaks it. It is truly a bold statement calling out "look at me."

Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night
And wouldn't you love to love her?

Takes to the sky 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?

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?

She rings like a bell through 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?

Fleetwwod Mac
To The Dawn
Of A Magickal Day!   
Magick For Your Life!   
    Skye​ Is Now Amongst Us
As A Spirit