Epona, pronounced “eh-PON-ya,” is a Horse Goddess. Epona was worshiped in Gallo-Roman lands as a bringer of abundance. In this, Epona is similar to Rhiannon of Welsh mythology. She is a fertility Goddess who rides the dead into the Otherworld atop her steed. Her name means “Great Mare” and is derived from Gaulish.
Since Epona was worshiped largely from the first to the third centuries CE, the giant chalk horse carved into the hillside at Uffington, England is far too old to be associated with her, but it is possible that an earlier archetypal horse Goddess was incorporated into the legend of Epona. Invoke Epona when you are in need of swift action. When she comes into your life, she brings a sensual strength to assist in your energy workings.
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