Danu, Celtic Mother Goddess
I was researching many correspondences last night for a working I hope to do tonight. One goddess I felt akin with was the Celtic mother goddess, Danu. Have you heard of her? The information I found about her was sparse online, so I would appreciate any extra info you might have about her. As far as I could tell, she is a river goddess, a mother goddess, Queen of the Sidhe (or faery folk), fertility (goes along with the mothering aspect I suppose), abundance and prosperity. I really feel something when I think about her, very familiar.
Another question to put out to all of you reading this, do you write your own chants and spells? I know that spells are said to be more powerful if they are from your own creation. What about chants? I have only done one real spell, a working done with ribbon, so I am not sure what other types of spells are out there. I refuse to study them because I do not want to infiltrate my mind with other spells. It is a little bit of a catch-22 I guess. I have written a pleasant chant and will write a decent spell, but the physical aspect of the spell eludes me. I do not want to go the ribbon route again. This is a spell I will do three times (now, next week and again on the full moon) to ensure strength. If you have any ideas I will appreciate them, even if I do not get them in time, I could use them for next time.
I wish all of you a warm and peaceful night during our waxing moon phase. May all of your magick during this phase be full of power and truth.