Arian means 'silver', and Rhod means 'wheel' or 'disc'. Celtic Moon-Mother Goddess, she is called the Silver Wheel that Descends into the Sea, and she is daughter of the Mother Goddess Don and her consort Beli. She is ruler of Caer Sidi, a magical realm in the North, and was worshiped as priestess of the Moon. The benevolent silver sky-lady came down from her pale white chariot in the heavens to watch more closely over the tides she ruled. Her Festival is on 2nd December, but she is also honoured at the Full Moon.
Width: 29.7 cm
Height: 42 cm
Weight: 98 g
Material: Paper x weight
A3 Poster representation of an acrylic painting of the Celtic Goddess Arianrhod by Elena Danaan
Star and Moon Goddess, Arianrhod was also called the Silver Wheel because the dead were carried on her Oar Wheel to Emania (the Moon- land or land of death), which belonged to her as a deity of reincarnation and karma. Her consort Nwyvre 'Sky,Space, Firmament' has survived in name only. Caer Arianrhod is the circumpolar stars, to which souls withdraw between incarnations, thus she is identified as a Goddess of reincarnation. The Moon is the archetypal female symbol,representing the Mother Goddess connecting womb, death, rebirth, creation. The Celts "know well the way of seas and stars", and counted time not by days, but by nights, and made their calendars, such as the famous Coligny Calendar, not by the sun, but by the moon. Ancient astrologers took their observations from the position of the moon and its progress in relation to the stars - the starry wheel of Arianrhod. This Goddess is said to be able to shapeshift into a large Owl, and through the great Owl-eyes, see even into the darkness of the human subconscious and soul. The Owl symbolizes death and renewal, wisdom, moon magic, and initiations. She is said to move with strength and purpose through the night, her wings of comfort and healing spread to give solace to those who seek her.