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Corra is March 2018's monthly Goddess. Each month, I will be formulating a product inspired by a Goddess suggested by my customers. Would you like to suggest a Goddess? You can do so here!
Corra is an ancient serpent Goddess of Ireland. Her shade is a soft & warm pale terracotta with rose undertones and slight shimmer.
The primal connection of Goddess to serpent to earth was alive all across the ancient world. Corra, the Great Serpent Goddess of Ireland and Scotland, was probably there before the Milesians (the ancestors of the current day Celts) arrived. She was probably there before the Tuatha de Danaan arrived. Corra, whose name is almost forgotten today, embodied the Earth, calling forth the serpents of life, death and rebirth to twine the magic of eternity around the lives of our ancestors.
Corra is of the earth and yet She can also transform into a crane, symbolizing the transformation of body to spirit on our journey through the great circle of life.
Her ancient stories are lost to us today. The only story that survives is the one in which St. Patrick kills Her and drives the snakes from Ireland. Since there were no snakes in Ireland this story is most certainly a mythopoetic one, illustrating the triumph of Christianity over the Old Religion, the Druids, and the worship of Corra.
In the story St. Patrick chases Corra all across Ireland to the final battle at Lough Derg. Lough Derg was an important religious site for the Old Religion with several islands in the lake. A prehistoric mound is visible on Station Island where today a Christian basilica and popular retreat sanctuary are prominent. The more northerly island, Saints Island, was the most important site of pilgrimage for the early Christians. It was a Purgatory Center and housed the original priory of the lake.(source Feminismandreligion)
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Contains: mica, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide, boron nitride, magnesium stearate, carnauba wax
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