Who was Morrigu? Depending on who or what you consult, she is many things! Ever since I first learned about her, her story resonated with my own story. I have often been a “catalyst” of transformation for people, places and things.
The Morrígan is mainly associated with war and fate, especially with foretelling doom and death in battle. In this role she often appears as a crow, the badb. She is also associated with sovereignty, the land and livestock. She is believed to be a manifestation of the earth- and sovereignty-goddess, chiefly representing the goddess’s role as guardian of the territory and its people.
The Morrígan is often described as a trio of individuals, all sisters, called ‘the three Morrígna’. Membership of the triad varies; sometimes it is given as Badb, Macha and Nemain while elsewhere it is given as Badb, Macha and Anand (the latter is given as another name for the Morrígan). It is believed that these were all names for the same goddess. The three Morrígna are also named as sisters of the three land goddesses Ériu, Banba and Fódla.
She is associated with the banshee of later folklore.
Today we renamed my FFXIV character to Deegan. This is the name that came to me several years ago when I asked for the name of my spirit guide. After I looked it up, I was very surprised to find out it was an actual name that aligned with my quest for the man with long black hair that has occurred more than once – the first time in November of 2002.
Last name: Deegan. This surname is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic “O’Duibhginn”, descendant of Dubhceann, a personal byname from “dubh”, black, dark, and “ceann”, head.