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Celtic Ravens T-Shirt


The Raven is the totemic bird of the Morrigan - Great Queen, also known as Badb, Crow - the ancient Celtic death goddess of victory, prophecy and battle.   In Arthurian myth she appears as Morgan Le Faye, King Arthur's witch half-sister, as a powerful and dark influence. The Morrigan ruled the Fortunate Isles with her nine sisters who are said to guard and tend the cauldron of rebirth in the depths of Annwn, cooling it with their breath. Ravens have a close affinity with the supernatural world, and appear often throughout Celtic mythology, featuring in the Welsh stories of the Mabinogi. Ravens are birds of omen - predicting the future by studying the flight of birds. Believed to possess oracular powers, the distinctive harsh voice of the Raven prophesied the future and the outcome of battles. Carrion birds, they are associated with death, and Celtic coins depict the Raven or Crow perched on the back of a horse, symbolizing the war-goddess Badb Catha, who could change shape from woman to death-crow in battle. The Triple Raven alights on Cu Chulainn's shoulder at his death,to symbolize the passing of his spirit. As death is closely intertwined with life, the bright-eyed Raven is also blessed with clear vision, and is wise in the mysteries of rebirth and healing.

Designed by Welsh Artist Jen Delyth, inspired by the Spirit in Nature, Celtic mythology and symbolism. Jen's original Celtic Art work appeals to those who seek meaningful, profound images expressing deep and essential aspects of the Celtic tradition. Jen Delyth’s original Celtic artwork has been widely published and exhibited in North America, back in her native Wales and Internationally. She illustrates the best-selling “Celtic Mandala” calendar, journals and greeting cards, and has created a successful textile and gift line - Keltic Designs by Jen Delyth, that showcases her designs, fine art prints and paintings which have been exhibited with solo and group shows internationally. Also a writer on Celtic Mythology and Symbolism, her book Celtic Folk Soul - Art, Myth & Symbol is compilation of her artwork and writing from over 20 years.

*T-Shirts avaliable in short-sleeve standard unisex sizes only.

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