Macha, pronounced “MAH-kah,” is the Irish Goddess of sovereignty, warfare and dominion. She is known as the Mother of Life and Death. There have been a number of people known as “Macha” throughout Irish mythology and history. The name “Macha” means “plain” or “field,” as in a “field of battle.” She embodies female strength and has a deep association with the land, especially in its female aspect as nurturer and protector.
Macha is one of the three aspects of the Triple Goddess known as the Mórrígan (the “Great Queen” or “Phantom Queen”). The Mórrígan consists of Macha (The Battlefield), Badb (The Boiling, as in “boiling battle rage”), and Nemain (Battle Fury).
Macha is associated with both horses and crows. Plant sacred to her include basil, mugwort, and the blackthorn.
Invoke Macha in matters of dominion and sovereignty, or before going into a conflict. When Macha enters your life, prepare for battle!
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