Arianrhod, pronounced AHR-ee-an-r`hod, or ahr-ree-AHN-rhohd), is a Welsh Moon Mother Goddess. The breakdown of her name is Arian meaning 'silver', Rhod meaning 'wheel' or "disc"... silver wheel/disc. She is the primal female power figure, goddess of reincarnation, the Full Moon, Wheel of the Year, and fertility. Arianrhod rules Caer Sidi, her magickal realm (star/island) in the Corona Borealis (a small constellation in the northern sky aka Northern Crown), a place where dead souls go to await reincarnation; she lives there with her various female attendants presiding over the fate of departed souls.
Arianrhod mated with whomever she chose, without question until a magician by the name of Math claimed that she had conceived of two children she never bore. It is the traditional Welsh belief that by jumping a staff she gave birth to her two sons, Llew and Dylan, the gods of Light and Dark.
She is commonly invoked to contact a spirit, to assist a female in finding her feminine power, to assist in fertility, for sex magick, to gain knowledge of a past life, assist in healing, and to bless a handfastings and initiations.
Arianrhod is also known to shape shift into an owl. Using her owl eyes she can see into the darkness of a person's soul, and with her owl wings she can move gracefully through the night, spreading comfort, providing healing, and consolation to anyone seeking her.
Element: Air, Water
Colors: Silver, White, Blue, Purple, Green
Symbol: Silver Wheel
Stones: Moonstone, Geodes
Day of the Week: Monday
Moon Phase: Full
Offerings: Silver Coins, Wheat, White & Green Candles
death & rebirth