By Blood, Bone, and Blade: A Tribute to the Morrigan (Second Edition)

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Edited by Nicole Bonvisuto

Price: $12.99
Publication Date: 27 August 2014
Place of Publication: Asheville, North Carolina
ISBN: 978-1500566562 / 150056656X
Pages: 284 pp
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.5″x8.5″  

The Morrigan. Phantom Queen. Night Hag. Mistress of Battles. The Great Raven. 
She is both benevolent mother and righteous wrath. She is creative destruction and destructive creation. She is inspirational, and perplexing, and maddening. She drives us forward in times of defeat, and offers succor in times of pain and hardship.  
She is loved, and she is feared. 
Honored across ancient Ireland, she has never been forgotten. In this anthology, her modern-day devotees offer poems, short fiction, rituals, essays, and artwork to The Lady in all her many splendid and terrifying forms. 
Hail The Morrigan!

It can be purchased in paperback format through Amazon, and through Barnes and Noble. All of the proceeds from By Blood, Bone, and Blade – as well as many of the other volumes in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina series – will be used to help promote the revival of the worship of the Greek and Egyptian Gods, with a portion of the proceeds given to a worthy charitable organization in their name.  So, not only will you be getting a wonderful book about the modern worship of the Queen of Heaven – but your money will be going to do good work and help the revival of ancient polytheistic religions.

ATTENTION Librarians, Teachers and Retailers: By Blood, Bone, and Blade is also available at reduced cost for academic institutions, lending libraries (public and private) and retailers. Check our online store, or email with any questions.

We are rebuilding the Library of Alexandria one book at a time!


Introduction: A Tribute to An Morrígan by Nicole Bonvisuto xi

A Note From the EiC by Rebecca Buchanan xiii

Testimonials, Poetry, and Essays

Morrigan by Morpheus Ravenna 1

The Morrigan Speaks by Stephanie Woodfield 2

Macha Speaks the Sun (Recollections from Trance) by Hope Maree Foley 3

Hymn I to The Morrigan by Valiel Elentári 5

Hymn II to The Morrigan by Valiel Elentári 6

Banshee by Ashley R. Bryner 7

Nemain ~ Queen of the Battle Frenzy by Vivienne Moss 9

Invocation to Nemain by Vivienne Moss 12

Reign by S. E. Acker 13

The Morrigan ~ My Queen by Vivienne Moss 14

Morrigan by Morgaine Nightshade 16

Nine Times Eternal: The Ongoing Transformations of the Great Queen by L. Sixfingers 17

Words Of The Morrigan by Raven Spirit 28

Morrigan Above Stonehenge by Morgaine Nightshade 29

A Testimonial by Copper Moon 30

The Morrígan and Cú Chulainn: A More Nuanced View of Their Relationship by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus 31

Call to the Morrighan by Frances Billinghurst 46

Macha ~ One Face of the Morrigan by Morgan Daimler 47

An Expansion of Babd’s Prophecy from the Second Battle of Mag Tuired by Judith O’Grady 51

Fulacht na Morrígna by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus 52

Badb Catha by Stephanie Woodfield 54

An Morrigan by Sandy Nickell 55

The Crow’s Call by Monika Pleyer 56

Valkyrie Queen by Sara Star 57

The Morrigan, Allecto, and Lamia: Irish Deities and Interpretatio Hibernica of Classical Myth by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus 58

The Washer at the Ford by Jennifer Lawrence 70

Letter to the Morrigan by Xochiquetzal Duti Odinsdottir 71

How I Met the Morrigan by Hannah Lipsky 74

Advice by Jennifer Lawrence 80

Shieldmaiden’s Song by Morpheus Ravenna 82

Raven by Morgaine Nightshade 84

The Morrigan’s Charge by Morgaine Nightshade 85

I Am by Morgaine Nightshade 86

The Mother’s Words by Morgaine Nightshade 87

When The Morrigan Calls by Blackbird O’Connell 89

Acquiescence by Kim Cairelle Perilloux 91

The Morrigan by Adrian Barlow 93

Morrigan’s Ride by Gebirgsjägerinne 94

Raven’s Wings by Ophelia Anu 95

Musings on the Irish War Goddesses by Saigh Kym Lambert 98

Great Queen by Michael Routery 160

The Blood Crow by Gerri Leen 161

Lady Dusk, Mother of Night by Christa A. Bergerson 162

The Scorned Woman Conjures the Morrigan by Christa A. Bergerson 163

How the Morrigan Taught Me to See by Rebecca Buchanan 164

Morrigan in Black and White by Morgaine Nightshade 165

You Will Know Me by Jennifer Lawrence 166

Fiction in Her Honor

Bookfront by Nicole Bonvisuto 171

Sometimes You Do by Diotima Sophia 172

Shell Shock by Juli D. Revezzo 177

Macha’s Curse by Stephanie Woodfield 189

Through the Gloom by Diotima Sophia 192

Morrigan,Wolf-Eyed by Sarah Sinopa 195

The Morrigan’s Story by Rufus Brock Maychild 196

New Word by Diotima Sophia 199

Badb’s Song by Stephanie Woodfield 202

Ravens by Diotima Sophia 204

Rituals, Prayers, and Recipes

The Morrighan by Katy de Haviland 207

How to Build an Altar to the Morrigan by Rebecca Buchanan 208

Morrigan Altar by Blackbird O’Connell 209

Prayer to The Morrigan by Galina Krasskova 210

Prayer to the Morrigan for Blessing by Morgan Daimler 211

Invocation of Morrigu by Morgan Daimler 212

Prayer to An Morrígan by Blackbird O’Connell 213

Prayer to The Morrigan for Protection by Morgan Daimler 214

Morrigan Prayer by Sophie Reicher 215

Song to The Morrigan by Morgan Daimler 216

Samhain Invocation for The Morrigan by Adrian Barlow 218

A Prayer to The Morrigan by Judith O’Grady 219

Morrigan, Warrior Queen by Sara Star 220

An Invocation to The Morrigan by Judith O’Grady 221

Reclaiming Power with The Morrigan by David Salisbury 222

Morrighan’s Flight by Alexis J. Money 235

Invocation of the Morrighan Ritual ~ Dark of the Moon by Shea Morgan 236

Dedication Ritual to An Morrígan by Blackbird O’Connell 246

Nemain Blessing Amulet by Sophie Reicher 250

Badb Amulet by Sophie Reicher 251

Morrigan Incense and Morrigan Blessing Oil by Galina Krasskova 252

Morrigan Incense and Morrigan Oil from the Iseum of the Star*Eyed Warrior 253

Source of Enchantments: A Devotional Rite of the Mórrígan by L. Sixfingers 227

Our Contributors 255

About Bibliotheca Alexandrina 267

Current Titles 268

Forthcoming Titles 269


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