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June 26, 2019
Goddess of Love, Wealth, Sovereignty, and the Summer. Aine is also known as a Faery Queen. Part of a triple Goddess, with her sisters Fenne and Grainne.
Aine was totally the people’s Goddess! She gave much to them and received their love and worship in return. An ancient myth tells the story of how Aine gave the gift of grain to the people of Ireland, by birthing grain itself.
Aine was also associated with water and healing. On the night of the full moon, known as All Heal Night, people were brought there to be healed. If they didn’t recover, then Aine would sing to comfort the dying and help them in their passage to the Otherworld.
Through her many relationships with human men, she is thought to have given birth to a Faerie-Human race, which is why she was also known as the Queen of Faeries! She has been known by other names such as the Lady of the Lake, the Goddess of the Earth and Nature, the Goddess of Luck and Magick, and Leanan Sidhe (“Sweetheart of the Sidhe”).
Aine is also a goddess of luck, magic, earth and nature. Her name means brightness, glow, joy, radiance, splendor and glory! A name totally fit for this Faerie queen !
I really like that while being a goddess of love, Áine is among the most revered and powerful of Irish mythological Goddesses! She is remembered for overcoming adversity and exacting powerful revenge on the man who wronged her! Far too often than not, we view love deities as being fragile, but her source of strength and power is a symbol of hope for survivors of any abuse. Lowkey, this makes her quite an icon!
You can read more about this story here, but a word of caution, T.W: story deals with assault.
Aine calls you to claim your own power and to experience true joy. She offers aid with love, fertility and prosperity. May she brings us the sun's power, life force and the moon's mystery, intuition and regeneration!!!
A statue depicting Aine as a mermaid.
A simple ritual to invoke the good luck of the Faerie Queen, Aine:
You will need:
Pogo of J Southern Studio is a Brujx living in Los Angeles, California who has been practicing various forms of divination, healing and spellwork for a greater part of the last decade. Their abilities and intuition come from a bloodline of healers that they walk in gratitude with daily.
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