The Cave of the Goddess

The Cave of the Goddess

Oweynagat the Cave of Cats in Rathcroghan, Ireland, entrance to the underworld, home to the Goddess Morrigan. The inscription over the portal, in the ancient Ogham language says, “Fraoch, son of Medb” Photo credit Valley Reed.

On Beltane Eve 2019 I had the following dream;

The Dream World is the Real World

I am standing beside a Sorrel filly with her overgrown Winter coat. I am standing close enough to reach over and touch her coat, and I can hear her every breath. I am amazed how real this all appears inside this conscious dream. I realize more deeply now, the Dream World IS the Real World!

I am suddenly transported to another setting, standing before a cave, where 2 blue frog headed nymphs stand guard holding a sword between them as gatekeepers to the Cave of the Goddess. I hear the voice of the Goddess ask me, is it still the real world? I say, Yes!

The nymphs tell me, “You must pick up the Sword of Truth to enter the Cave of the Goddess”.¬† I choose truth and take the sword from their hands.

Now I am walking along a dirt path alongside a field of flowers. I see an egg shaped stone at my feet. I bend down to pick it up and it fits perfectly in the palm of my left hand. The stone is embossed with the ancient seal of the Goddess, covered over by some green moss.

Now I am inside the stone of the Goddess. I can see cracks and crevices inside this ancient stone, and I hear the voice of the Goddess once again. She tells me, “You must let go of the broken places inside, where you protect your heart. You must open up and trust.” As she speaks I see a golden light fill all the cracks and crevices inside the stone, and I can feel the light of the Goddess inside of me, filling all my broken places with her golden light.

In reflecting on my dream, my research takes me to Greece in search of the blue headed frog nymphs. I find a story about the frog headed nymphs of the Goddess, on the Greek Island of Melos. The God Zeus turned the Meliai nymphs into frogs, for burying the body of Euphorion, who had tried to fly to Heaven. The island of Melos is also where the famous statue Venus de Milo was discovered, in a volcanic cave.

The Greek Goddess Hekate is associated with Frogs, Horses, Dogs, and Snakes, Bat, Crow, Owl, Dragon. Her Tools are Torch, Sword, Keys and her domain is the Underworld, the Crossroads, and Creatrix of the material world as known in the Chaldean Mysteries and as such she is a Mistress of Magic. She is part of the Greek Eleusinian Initiation Mysteries as Torch bearer for Persephone as she makes her Ascent from out of the Underworld. Hekate is known as the Queen of witches, and tonight on Beltane eve is the perfect night to honor her and call on her in dreams.

The Morrigan is of ancient ancestry of the Faery folk clan of the Tuatha de Danann in Ireland. A Triple Goddess of the Otherworld, whose sacred cave is “Oweynagat” said to be the entrance to the Underworld. She came to me in dreams past and guided me to honor her with a visit to her sacred place. I was able to do so in the Summer of 2019. I am on the path of the Goddess, broken open and trusting in the signs and seals that will deliver me to my destiny.

Valley Reed© 2020

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