The following is a reblog of a post entitled, “Queen Mebd: Wolf-Queen – Goddess of Sovereignty” by by ZTEVETEVANS on June 3, 2020. Queen Mebd is one of my favorite characters in Irish mythology. She is the archetypal ambitious and strong-willed warrior-queen who knew how to get what she wanted. She was described as a lusty fair-haired wolf-queen who was so beautiful men were robbed of two-thirds of their valor on seeing her. What a combination of trains! Please enjoy reading.
Queen Mebd: Wolf-Queen
In Irish mythology Queen Mebd is a colorful character – an archetypal warrior-queen – ambitious and strong-willed, who knew her own mind and how to get what she wanted. She was described as a lusty fair haired wolf-queen who was so beautiful men were robbed of two thirds of their valor on seeing her (1). Probably her best known role is the instigator of the Cattle Raid of Cooley or Táin Bó Cúailnge which she undertook with her husband Aillil during a more congenial time in their relationship. Presented here is a brief glimpse of the roles Mebd filled as wife, queen and goddess of sovereignty, looking her most famous exploit, The Cattle Raid of Cooley and finally her death.
Husbands and Marriage
During the Ulster Cycle in Irish mythology she was a…
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