Goddess Medb  

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"MEDB" (SHE WHO INTOXICATES) ALSO KNOWN AS MAEV, MAEVE, MAEBH IS A CELTIC/IRISH GODDESS OF INTOXICATION. HER BODY WAS THE EARTH; HER BODY PROCESSES WERE THE EARTH AS IT CREATED. SHE WAS THE FORCE OF THE RUSHING WATERS, THE WINDSWEPT MOUNTAINS, AND THE FERTILE PLAINS. AND, LIKE MANY OTHER DEITIES, MEDB IS ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH DEATH AS WELL AS FERTILITY AND INEBRIATION.

IN THE IRISH MYTHOLOGICAL CYCLE, IT WAS MEDB WHO WHO WHO NOT ONLY SET THE CONDITIONS FOR KINGSHIP, BUT ALSO CHOSE AND TESTED HER PARTNERS... TEMPORARILY MARRYING THOSE WHO PASSED HER TESTS. NO KING COULD EXCEPT THE TITLE UNLESS SHE OFFERED HIM THE "CUP OF SOVEREIGNTY. SHE DESTROYS THOSE KINGS WHO SPURN HER AND HAS BEEN KNOW TO SEND THEIR WARRIORS TO THEIR DOOM.

MEDB IS A TRIUNE GODDESS WHO, IN ONE OF HER AVATARS, WAS ABLE TO ASSUME HUMAN FORM AND LIVE AMONG US MORTALS AS A WARRIOR QUEEN; IN FACT, MEDB IS THE MOST FAMOUS QUEEN OF IRISH LITERATURE. SHE IS OFTEN PORTRAYED AS A PALE WOMEN WITH LONG FLOWING HAIR; SHE WEARS A RED CAPE AND CARRIES A SPEAR, WHILE A RAVEN AND A SQUIRREL ARE PERCHED ON HER SHOULDER.

SHE HAD A REPUTATION FOR DESTRUCTIVE AND WANTON BEHAVIOR AND WAS THE DOMINANT PARTNER IN ALL OF HER SEXUAL AFFAIRS. IT IS SAID THAT SHE NOT ONLY INCITED MEN TO FIGHT, BUT FOUGHT ALONGSIDE THEM. SHE WAS SEXUALLY PROMISCUOUS AND INSATIABLE, AND IT TOOK MANY MEN TO SATISFY HER.

SHE LIVED BY VIOLENCE AND SHE DIED BY VIOLENCE. HER REIGN ON EARTH EVENTUALLY CAME TO AN END AS THE RESULT OF HER MURDERING HER PREGNANT SISTER, CLOTHO. THE BABY MANAGED TO SURVIVE, AND WHEN HE GREW UP, HE REVENGED HIS MOTHER BY KILLING MEDB.



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