Olwen ~ August 19th

Posted: August 29, 2012 in 365 Goddesses
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Eisteddfod (Wales)

Olwen

Themes:

Arts; Creativity; Excellence; Sun

Symbols:

Late-blooming Flowers; Red or Gold Items; Rings

About Olwen:

A Welsh sun goddess whose name means “golden wheel” Olwen overcame thirteen obstacles to obtain her true love (symbolic of thirteen lunar months), and she teaches us similar tenacity in obtaining our goals. Art portrays this goddess as having a red-gold collar, golden rings, and sun-colored hair that shines with pre-autumn splendor on today’s celebrations.

To Do Today:

Announced thirteen months in advance, this celebration preserves Welsh music and literature amid the dramatic backdrop of sacred stone circles. The Eisteddfod dates back to Druid times; it was originally an event that evaluated those wishing to obtain bardic status. Follow these hopeful bards’ example and wear something green today to indicate your desire to grow beneath Olwen’s warm light. Or, don something red or gold to generate the goddess’s energy for excellence in any task.

You can make an Olwen creativity charm out of thirteen different flower petals. It is best to collect thirteen different ones, but any thirteen will do along with a red – or gold-colored cloth. Fold the cloth over the petals inward three times for body, mind, and spirit, saying with each fold,

Insight begin, bless me, Olwen.

Carry this with you, releasing one petal whenever you want a little extra inspiration.

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