The Irish Queen Goddess Medb (pronounced “Mave”), whose name means “intoxication,” is intoxicating in more than one way. This Goddess of Sovereignty had a habit of making her suitors fight over her. Her beauty is said to drive men mad with desire. She is the seductress who uses her feminine wiles to her advantage. She is also Queen of the Faeries and one of the triple aspects of the Mórrígan (including Mórrígan, Macha, and Medb). In ancient times, kings of Ireland were ritually wed to Medb through her priestess. In this way the king was married to the land. As a Goddess of warfare, there is also a protector aspect to Medb, and she will fight to defend it.
The yew tree is sacred to Medb, as are all types of hemp. Because she is an aspect of the Mórrígan, ravens are also associated with Medb. As a fertility Goddess and a protector Goddess, she is also associated with bears. Think of a mother bear protecting her cubs and this association becomes clear. Cattle are also sacred to Medb. Invoke Medb in matters of protection, especially regarding children, the homestead, and livestock. If Medb enters your life, concentrate on protecting yourself and your home.
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