This is not a dedicant book.
This is a book I read for pleasure and because it had been recommended as an excellent starting place to get some basic information about The Morrigan. I figured it would be quite a bit beneath my general academic reading level but I really wanted something lighter to enjoy while lying in bed at night waiting for sleep. This book was all those things.
The writing style was very easy to read and the Author did a great job breaking down each Goddess attributed to The Morrigan, their stories (no matter how conflicting), and how she, herself, views the goddess in her own practice. The book also has a great deal of invocations and prayers that are fun to read (as a budding liturgist I am pushing myself to write more personal devotions and examples are always super helpful to me).
Multiple times the author states that topics are "beyond the span of this book" and encourages the reader to continue researching beyond this sort of "Intro to the Morrigan" book and I like that. She makes this extra work very exciting and makes no illusion that all the answers can be found in her book.
I loved her simplistic breakdown of old Irish tales only focusing on the parts with the Morrigan Goddesses because it is so very helpful to someone unfamiliar with reading stacks of books to get an accurate summery (and multiple interpretations) at the beginning of their journey.
I learned some things I did not know, such as the possible connection between The Morrigan and Áine and learned more about the unique stories between the Goddess Nemain and Badb (which can sometimes be lumped together as one Goddess, like so many other Irish Deities and especially Goddess' of the Morrigan)
I found myself wishing the book were longer with more content in each chapter as the writing style was so exceptionally fluid and the book was really quite fun to read. I know a lot of people dislike her citation style, but it did not bother me one bit (as a science student I am use to this style of citation). The Bibliography in the Ebook version of this book includes links to several titles sourced and that is a fantastic tool. The endnotes were also very helpful.
I enjoyed this book, it was certainly researched. It may have a bias towards some Deities over others but it does a good job of covering them all at least on an introductory level.
Amber Araneae (Spider)
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