Sunday, January 13, 2013

Reins. Kilt. Epona.


Blogger Molly Piper said...

Had to look up "Epona" - waaay cool! My art students are going to love this, they will want to make pendants and buttons like the one you show, and learn everything about all of it (all those girls in love with horses). Another treasure from Jenna the Good.

January 13, 2013 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

For those curious: Epona is one of the oldest Goddesses of the Gauls, some say older than the idea of Danu of the Tuatha Dé Danann, the original Goddess of the Celtic peoples. Epona was seen as a mother of the earth, symbolized by human and animal interaction, mostly horses. Epona was fearless, taveling through worlds and some quite scary. It's all old legend. But Legends turn into parts of cultures, and eventually saints and guardian angels were given Epona's job as protector and blesser of those (specially women) on horseback.

I wear the symbols of Epona on a pendant and on my kilt as a sign of good luck, a good ride, and blessing. To me its a guardian angel, one handed down through time and generations.

January 13, 2013 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Gelfling said...

Love it.

January 13, 2013 at 2:24 PM  

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