Rhiannon Art Print
Rhiannon Art Print
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Rhiannon Art Print

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Rhiannon. Goddess of prosperity and abundance. Pwyll Lord of the Welsh kingdom of Dyfed was riding when he saw before him a gorgeous woman dressed in gold slowly riding a big beautiful white mare. He tried to catch up with her but no matter how fast he rode he could never reach the beautiful rider although she never appeared to increase her slow dignified pace. Finally Pwyll called to her and she stopped and let him catch up. When he asked why he couldn't reach her before she said it was because he hadn't asked.
Rhiannon married Pwyll and came to live at his court. For three years they had no children and people began to whisper against her rumored to be a sorceress. Local people exhorted Pwyll to choose a new wife but he refused. Finally Rhiannon gave birth to a son. Three nights later on May Eve servants appointed to keep watch over the newborn fell asleep. They awoke to find the baby missing. Rather than be blamed they killed a puppy and smeared its blood around sleeping Rhiannon's mouth to make it look like she had not only killed but eaten her child. Rhiannon was found guilty of infanticide. Pwyll imposed a strange punishment: he ordered Rhiannon to spend seven years seated near the horseblock by his gate retelling her story to all who approached and then carrying them to court on her back like a horse. Meanwhile strange things kept happening at court. Foals were stolen every May Day. Eventually it was discovered that a huge claw was grabbing them after which the beast was killed which led to the discovery of abeautiful baby boy at the stables it was Rhiannons son.
Rhiannon was exonerated and returned to the palace as queen. She named her son Pryderi ("Worry"). Although she is disguised as a queen and never openly called a goddess she is clearly a supernatural being.
Rhiannon is a love goddess invoked beauty domestic happiness and true love. She is petitioned to protect against disaster and humiliation.
She also heals and may have associations with divination.

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