Arianrhod is a Welsh Goddess whose name means "Silver Wheel" or "Silver Circle". She is the goddess of the moon, fate, and fertility. She ruled over the stars and lived in an astral palace called Caer Arianrhod: this is also known as the constellation Corona Borealis. It never sets below the horizon. She was the daughter of Don and lived in Her palace with Her husband, Nwyvre, and although She is said to be a virgin goddess, they had two sons--Llew and Dylan. What is interesting here is that as with many of the goddesses and tales of old, sexual behavior had nothing to do with the concept of virginity.
Caer Arianrhod was the destination of the souls of the dead...where they resided between their incarnations. Arianrhod's "Silver Wheel" is the turning wheel of fate. It has also been viewed as the Divine spinning wheel, the wheel which weaves the web of destiny. She is called upon to help us with our past life memories. It is unfortunate for us that much of Her early history has been lost, but we do know that in later myths, She was relegated to the role of a sorceress...perhaps this was a result of the rise of patricarchy. Legend also has it that Caer Arianrhod is supposed to lioe submerged in Caernarvon Bay and is still remembered to this day.
"ARIANRHOD GIVES US THE IDEA OF THE SPINNING WHEEL OR WEAVING THE TAPESTRY OF OUR LIVES. SILVER IS HER COLOR, AND WHEELS, CIRCLES, AND STARS CAN ALL BE USED AS SYMBOLS RO HER. CREATE A SILVER WHEEL TO HANG IN YOUR ROOM TO CATCH THE CANDLELIGHT. LOOK UP INTO THE SKY FOR AT LEAST A FEW MINUTES EVER NIGHT. OBSERVE THE PHASES OF THE MOON, AND LEARN TO RECOGNIZE SOME OF THE CONSTELLATIONS. YOU CAN HONOR THIS GREAT GODDESS SIMPLY BY ENJOYING THE BEAUTY OF THE HEAVENS ABOVE. "
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