About this Piece
Women are depicted as strong characters in Celtic mythology using powers of shape shifting and beguilement to outwit their foes. The Morrigan is a female triple deity made up of Badb, Macha and Nemain. In the Ulster Cycle during a cattle raid she meets Cuchulainn who mistakes her for the enemy. Shapeshifting into a crow, she escapes and foretells of a battle in which he will be defeated. The Morrigan is often depicted as a crow flying over warriors in battle.
This product measures 49mm long and 27mm wide.
About the Maker
Úna O Boyle is a jewelry designer, maker and storyteller who uses her silversmith craft to retell the ancient stories of her Irish and Celtic culture. She is passionate about the mythology and folklore that define her heritage, and after studying anthropology at university is now studying the Irish language too.
Having grown up in Belfast during the turbulent times of the 70s and 80s, Úna often escaped to rural Donegal on Ireland's remote northwest, a rugged area populated with hidden prehistoric megalithic tombs and ancient standing stones. These local relics are enshrouded in legends, from Diarmuid and Grainne’s grave to the 'little people' living under the mountains. Úna continues that tradition by enshrining her jewelry with Celtic and Irish symbolism, ensuring that these ancient stories live on.