I am the Great Mother, worshipped by all and
existent prior to their consciousness.
I am the primal female force, boundless and eternal.
Suspicious, reasonless. Why should their Lord
Envy them that? Can it be a sin to know?
Can it be death?”
― John Milton, Paradise Lost
“Into this wild Abyss/ The womb of Nature, and perhaps her grave--/ Of neither sea, nor shore, nor air, nor fire,/ But all these in their pregnant causes mixed/ Confusedly, and which thus must ever fight,/ Unless the Almighty Maker them ordain/ His dark materials to create more worlds,--/ Into this wild Abyss the wary Fiend/ Stood on the brink of Hell and looked a while,/ Pondering his voyage; for no narrow frith/ He had to cross. ”
― John Milton
Branwen: Welsh Goddess of love and beauty.
A daughter of Manannan and Iweridd whose name means "fair bosom“ or “white breasted”. She is often equated with the Greek Aphrodite.
The goddess of love and beauty. She was born from the foam of the sea, when the castrated genitals of Ouranos were cast down from heaven. Although Aphrodite was a heavenly goddess she retained a close kinship with the sea.
Blodeuedd: (Welsh) Goddess of Spring, she was created from flowers. Lily maid of Celtic initiation ceremonies. Also known as the Ninefold Goddess of the Western Isles of Paradise.