Scathach’s themes are sports, strength, excellence, kinship, art, tradition, magic, protection and victory. Her symbols are Tartans (plaids) and Celtic music. This Celtic mother figure endows strength, endurance and the ability to ‘go the distance’ no matter our situation. In Scotland She is also a warrior Goddess who protects the land using magic as a weapon, as implied by the translation of Her name, ‘she who strikes fear.’ Warriors from around Scotland were said to have studied under…
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Róta is a Valkyrie. Her name means `Sleet and Storm. She is a Goddess who sends storm and rain. |||| "Arise too, Ruta, and show your snow-pale head, come forth from hiding and issue into battle. The outdoor carnage beckons you; fighting now shakes the court, harsh strife batters the gates." ~ Book Two, Gesta Danorum.
Ranvaik’s Casket. Somewhat unusually, it contains a runic inscription on its base. This was added in the 10th century AD and reads ‘Ranvaick a kistu thasa‘ or in English, ‘Ranvaik (a female name) owns this casket’. This may indicate that on its arrival in Scandinavia, the shrine was reused by a Viking noble woman called Ranvaik, possibly as a casket for her personal items.
Dating from around 800AD, archaeologists believe the figurine now names the Revninge - woman, may depict the goddess Freya by the hand posture holding the stomach. Other interpretations include the Norns, Diser , vølver or possibly the Valkyries.