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Ceridwin - Celtic Goddess Ceridwin


Definition: Probably originally a corn goddess, Ceridwen had a magic cauldron in which she was creating a broth to make her terribly ugly son terribly wise. Gwion was charged with stirring it, but consumed some of the magical elixir. Ceridwin pursued Gwion in a chase filled with metamorphoses. After she overcame him as a hen with Gwion changed into an ear of corn, Ceridwin ate him and then gave birth Taliesin, whom she sent away in a coracle.

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