Hello beautiful souls,
My posts just come with (optional) music now :) Tee hee
I've been up to insanity in my studio. I am finding peace there. It's blissful.
And this is what came of it:
There once was a queen, of all of Connacht.
She was the strongest and bravest of all women, renowned for her beauty and strength in battle. Fair as the rose, and snake-like to enemies.
I would like to introduce you to Queen Medb.
Medb, or Maeve, is best known for the story of the Cattle Raid of Cooley.
It's about a war between Ulster and Connacht, that started over a fight over Ulster's prized bull.
Queen Maeve was a warrior, and fought in all of the wars she associated in. She is a part of the Ulster Cycle of Irish Mythology which is set around the time of Christ.
Unfortunately, when Christianity came to Ireland much of the histories were incorporated into Christian mythos and ideology. This makes a lot of the timing, and accuracy of the legends not so easy to figure out.
I suppose we'll never know if she ever existed. My opinion? Absolutely. I feel her spirit in my blood. The spirit of the ancient Irish warrior queen. I think most of us strong ladies should be able to feel her in their blood, no matter where they're from.
It's what Maeve represents that keeps her spirit alive in Ireland, thousands of years later. Despite being one of the most Catholic countries in the world, we Irish never forgot our Pagan pasts, or our heroes and Gods.
Ask anyone who was raised in Ireland the story of Maeve, or Finn MacCool, or how to treat the Sidhe. They know.
Deep in everyone's subconscious, the pounding of drums still echoes in the depths of their existence.
Now on a really peculiar note, I've hung antlers in the dressing room! Haha! And no, no animals were harmed (at least not by a human). I found these in the forest and sort of makeshift mounted them above my mirror. My mom thinks they're gross but I think they're awesome! I'm probably the only teenage girl in the world with antlers on her wall...
So let me know if you think the antlers are weird. I won't be offended I promise!
Lots of love,