Morgain La Fee and the Celtic Goddesses

@article{Loomis1945MorgainLF,
  title={Morgain La Fee and the Celtic Goddesses},
  author={R. Loomis},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={1945},
  volume={20},
  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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