The Irish Goddess, The Morrigan had decided She wanted me to do work for Her. Since I am a Roman Polytheist, I knew little about Irish and Celtic Gods. Therefore, I decided I could not be able to do anything She requested. After several months of sending crows, The Morrigan threw me out of my bed shouting in my head “Pay Attention!” The Morrigan had the final say in the matter. Now, I have a small altar of raven statues and crow feathers for The Morrigan.
The Morrigan is a Triple Goddess with many “parts.” (Note 1.) Badb, the Crow, Macha, the Great Queen, and Nemain, the Hag are well-known. Moreover, these Goddesses are more than aspects, as They are independent Beings. People may encounter one or all of them as The Morrigan.
The Morrigan presents Herself to me as a large, black Crow, Who perches on my balcony and caws. Coming at odd hours, this Crow freaks my family out. They are unsettled by the well of darkness and mystery surrounding the Bird.
One task that The Morrigan has assigned me is to care for the Dead. She asks me to tell Them that the Living have not forgotten them. This Morrigan is Badb, the Goddess of Death. Another task that The Morrigan has given me is to tell the brutal truth to people. Usually, I am not welcomed by others because I often blurt out what they prefer to have hidden. However, to know the truth is to gain personal sovereignty. This Morrigan who directs me is Macha, the Great Queen of Sovereignty.
Since there is a paradoxical nature to The Morrigan, people have different ideas of Her. My sense of The Morrigan is much different than from many Neo-Pagans, who have noticed Her emergence in modern times. John Beckett, who blogs at Patheos Pagan, believes that She is recruiting people for “Tower Time.” (Note 2.) He says that people being told by Her to be prepared for the “storm.” That The Morrigan is another Being of the Triple Goddess.
Note 1. The Triple Goddess is three or (more Goddesses) in the genus of one. For example, grey squirrel, red squirrel, fox squirrel, and others are all separate squirrels. Together they make up the genus of “squirrel.” This differs from the Christian God, which is “One God in three Divine Persons,” that is Trinitarianism. It is also not the Triunity of the Neo-Pagan Goddess, which is three distinct selves united in One Being.
Note 2. Beckett defines “Tower Time” to be the radical change of the world which will end colonial empires and the patriarchy.