Morgain La Fee and the Celtic Goddesses

  title={Morgain La Fee and the Celtic Goddesses},
  author={R. Loomis},
  pages={183 - 203}
  • R. Loomis
  • Published 1945
  • Art
  • Speculum
  • THOUGH neither Shakespeare nor Wordsworth had the famous queen of faery, Morgain, in mind, the quotations may well illustrate the diversity of attitudes, from extreme repugnance to charmed wonder, which the medieval romancers exhibit in their descriptions of her person and their delineation of her character. Morgain may bLthe most beautiful of nine sister fays, or an ugly crone. She may be Arthur's tender nurse in the island valley of Avilion, or his treacherous foe. She may be a virgin, or a… CONTINUE READING
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    For other Celtic examples of nine fays cf. Wood-Martin, Elder Faiths of Ireland, London, 1903, i, 135; Medieval Studies in Memory of 0
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    Cf. also Sir Gwain and the Green Knight
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    For identity of Morgain with the 'fada del Gibel' cf. Paton, Fairy Mythology
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        Celtic Folklore, i, 46. Cf. ibid., pp. 61, 88. The bridle motif is as old as the twelfth century