SHRINE

A place to make dedications and place poetry and other writings for Rigantona.



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You may leave dedications for Rigantona or Rhiannon here Topics Posts Last Post
PRAYER ‘ O fy nghalon i’ Words spoken at an altar Loudly … evenly … softly, fading To a whisper Horse paths on which she rides In the echoes of these words Following, as I follow, Tracks that wind And bind ….. ‘O fy nghalon i’ Whispered. … spoken … declaimed Tracking back... 0 0
by Heron
..... and so it was Dedications On ‘The Horse Goddess’ 0 0
by Heron
As the Spring Equinox approaches I resolve to re-lay and extend Rhiannon’s shrine. So will it be. 0 0
by Heron
At Samhain I put a grey shroud around the horse on the Altar of Rhiannon.  When to take it off? I had not thought that I would be considering this question so early in the year. But the weather is mild and sunny. Spring seems to be burgeoning. Yet it could get colder again before the full ... 0 0
by Heron
Winter Vigil Mererid’s well is a quiet place: the waters still It is a site of winter vigil; Rhiannon’s shrine is lonely, but still haunted So I keep company with her here, undaunted. 0 0
by Heron
Gweddi y Gaeaf Rhiannon, er rwyt yn bell draw Yn Annwfn Eto rwyt yma, Yn ein calonnau ni. 0 0
by Heron
Devotions I touch white water falling Mererid from your sacred fountain; Feel its wetness touching skin and roses on Rhiannon's shrine. 0 0
by Heron
Slow Worm A beautiful bronze slow worm was on the stone in front of my garden shrine this morning. It stayed a while then slid sinuously under the fountain and so lives now in the care of Mererid, Guardian of the Shrine. In the Realm of Rhiannon such treasures are blessings : Rhianno... 0 0
by Heron
Roses of Summer celebrate your season They bloom here in dedication, some planted Some placed here as offerings - all shaping A garden that is your sacred space 0 0
by Heron
For Rhiannon with coming of May Blosom 1 1
by Heron
Mayday, but not time just yet to honour her coming From the Otherworld - Rhiannon on a pale white horse Evanescing like a glimpse of a first leaf in twilight - there Then not there - as shadows rise and fall at the edge Of the wood. I’ll wait for another turn of the Moon, A new crescent... 0 0
by Heron
Prayer to Rhiannon Rhiannon who is all things sweet as apples ... Relief touches my core, soft as a palmful of blossom on my cheek ... When my heart is open to love. Yet hurt stings my heart's interior. How may I heal? You know the hearts of children so well, as you know the stars.... 0 0
by Liz
For Rhiannon in February Bright days, cold streams, sun glittering on water So I think of you far away in the Otherworld Yet here too in our hearts. Cloudy days, rain glistening on your altar - the pale horse I have placed there for you - So I think of you riding out of the mist: He... 0 0
by Heron
For The Birds of Rhiannon at The Dark of the Moon in November ‘dyuot tri aderyn, a dechrau canu udunt ….. uch ben y weilgi allan’ (*) Branwen Uerch Lyr ~§~ Birds of Rhiannon, sing for the dying Over the waves of the wolf-grey sea; Gather them with you, those who are leaving Beh... 0 0
by Heron
Tonight is Calan Gaeaf, Samhain, Halloween, call it what you will. But the leaves are still on the trees and roses still bloom on my bushes so there are still some to put on Rhiannon's altar. I am not bound by the traditional date for the passing into Winter, but will wait a while until t... 0 0
by Heron
This shrine is one of many, inside, outside or in this virtual world that I can visit; for you are everywhere and so I make a space for you in every place I can. Bydded bendith ar bawb sy'n ymweld â safle hwn. 0 0
by Heron
Each rose I place on your altar Is an act of love, Of devotion : Day after day While roses blossom 0 0
by Heron
I watch the first rays brush the hills, hazy with distance Hills shaped like horses , the roundness of their rumps, the curve of their backs, the gentle round rise of their necks From such hills you come The color of frost With the freedom of wind Ghostlike and graceful I sigh whis... 1 1
by :)
For Rigantona at Calan Mai Rigantona, the gates of your world are open As are the blossoms on the boughs Scenting the air with Summer As you ride across the land. Rigantona, you are radiant in the dawn As sunlight on the morning dew. You are radiant at the middle-day As the Sun cl... 0 0
by Heron
A horse glides like cloud across the land, no sound but an intake of breath Held in suspense of your coming, expectant for the gift of Summer Promised on each blossoming bough of blackthorn ... apple ... hawthorn: the scents of your coming, gathering Strength each week, each d... 0 0
by Heron
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Odes for Rhiannon Topics Posts Last Post
Evolving acts of daily devotion Awakening awen As from the bubbling spring Witness of each offering. 0 0
by Heron
Rigantona, the gates of your world are open As are the blossoms on the boughs Scenting the air with Summer As you ride across the land. Rigantona, you are radiant in the dawn As sunlight on the morning dew. You are radiant at the middle-day As the Sun climbs higher in the sky. Riga... 0 0
by Heron
Rhiannon - it is in the darkness that you ride across the plains of Annwn - for us here it is the darkness of Winter’s night but I see you there, your horse pacing the wind, in a mist of deep burgundy. If you were to take me now, up onto your steed we would fly across the plain, ... 0 0
by Heron
At the Dark o the Moon following Samhain By Orion's light At the Dark of the Moon Now the hawthorn tree is bare As the Hunter’s spoor is laid tonight A shadow passes through the veil Of Annwfn on a Grey Mare. Rigantona, roses wither on your altar; As winter falls across the land I... 0 0
by Heron
{a continuation of 'Rhiannon's Apples' .....} Dark elderberries hang on twisted boughs Unpicked and shrivelled, Bare twigs twist to point the way That turns upon itself a shadow veil Shielding the world she is leaving behind As she rides the grey mare Fading to grey mist f... 0 0
by Heron
Rhiannon's Apples Apples shed into the shade of the tree Such is the season’s trade Between sunshine and shadow Cast across light’s pellucid glow As the Grey Mare passes, September’s spent Fruit grounded in October’s Splendour, her reins passed over To crooked fingers of Elder... 0 0
by Heron
Rhiannon’s Roses This second flowering has come after the drought It is for her they bloom In the late light of the year On spiny stems or on her altar. 0 0
by Heron
Rhiannon and Pwyll At Springtide she came astride a white steed, Shifted her veil as a bride. Feasting he sat at her side, Gifted Gwawl, ill-advised! 0 0
by Heron
Hearing The Birds of Rhiannon on a Stony Beach Hold the stone tight in your hand Hear it sing, the singing stone Hear her birds singing sweetly In the high notes; in the low notes Croaking, cawing. Modulations High to low : The stone is hot The stone is cold The stone ..... It ha... 0 0
by Heron
A stillness and a quietness of contemplation suddenly illuminated by a flash of brightness, a familiar shift into vision: I get a sense of you passing, your horse stepping on And you wearing not the golden silks of the story But a leather surcoat that is tangible, its scent and its textur... 0 0
by Heron
Intimations Palpitations at hoofbeats pounding – near or far? – at the limits of listening, susurrations of your birds’ singing; such shifts of awen’s gifts you bring. 0 0
by Heron
ALTARS Topics Posts Last Post
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by Heron
Work on reconstructing my garden altar is proceeding towards mayday when i will welcome Rhiannon back from the Otherworld in May. 0 0
by Heron
(Image links to Devotional Diary) 0 0
by Heron
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by Heron
Eponalia Topics Posts Last Post
Before the Winter Solstice - for the birth of the Sun 0 0
by Pagan
You may leave dedications for Epona here Topics Posts Last Post
Gwylnos y Gaeaf On our lands the light dwindles, the Sun dips low behind the hills, the night gathers darkness. So we hold our vigil for Epona - Gwylnos y Gaeaf - her steed stabled, a stillness of waiting for what will come. Her vigil is long, night after night while t... 0 0
by Heron
Epona, Horse Mother, you were revered amongst the people of Lancashire thousands of years ago, as you shall be today. 'Mamm o March e trev Rheghed' 0 0
by EpuonaCelt2017
EPONA on the Paths of the Dead from a funeral stone , Gaul. EPONA : ar drywydd y meirw Metamorphoses, transformations, transpositions Identities lost and found as shapes shift On the paths of the dead, finding New ways to be alive as forms fuse One to another : human to ba... 0 0
by Heron
The ways beyond the world are open to you You hold the key for departing and becoming. 0 0
by Heron
A relief from your shrine in Trier where I visited especially to be with you. 0 0
by Heron
EPONALIA : 18 December in the Roman Calendar of Feast Days Awakening from a dream In the half-light of a winter dawn The vision of a white horse Bright against the starkness of the day The Sun riding low on the saddle Of a ridge shrouded with mist 0 0
by Heron
I ask a blessing from the Horse Mother and give thanks the she is here. 0 0
by Mabon
Epona, I wrote this poem for you after the blood moon in 2015 and read it aloud to you at a ritual held in your honour that autumn. I offer it here as a written dedication at your shrine. Apples For Epona The blood moon: an apple in a goddess' eye drops and I think of the windfall c... 0 0
by Lorna
Eponalia (18 December in the calendar of Roman Feast days) The Sun sits low in the sky and dips even lower as his year draws to an end. The pale light of day soon passes to night. The tide ebbs. Each flower, each tree, each head of grass and grain, has shrunk to back to kernel: to hard seed, ... 0 0
by Heron
A Vision? Topics Posts Last Post
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