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Signs The Morrigan Is Reaching Out And Calling You

Last Updated: August 25, 2023

The Morrigan is terrifying for many reasons, and a lot of people struggle with the idea that she may be reaching out to you as a deity is because if she was rebuked or you felt not ready – according to socials and reddit forums, you’re likely to be fucked, in short. She doesn’t like to be taken lightly, and She will make sure you know it. Respect is a massive factor in your encounter with Her, and for the most part I haven’t come across anyone who has incurred “wrath” or serious harm from not accepting Her invitation.

In a way that’s kinda comforting because if She is making Herself known to you then you know she believes in you and your abilities. She isn’t here to make you feel like a chosen one, and it’s likely you’re going through (or about to go through) intense, uncomfortable transformational change in your life. She shows up when it’s time to get your hands dirty and do the work, no matter how challenging. This is because, as I’ve researched, she needs you – and you are worthy.

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Name Associations: Who The Morrigan May Be Appearing As

Associated with the aspects named Badb, Nemain and Macha, there are also the names Fea and Anand, as well as many more. Lebor Gabála Érenn equates her to being the daughter, or daughters, of Ernmas in this quote “Ernmas had other three daughters, Badb and Macha and Morrigu, whose name was Anand.” in the book of invasions, also known as the book of the taking of Ireland. The Morrigan etymology has been linked to a several regnal meanings, including “great queen,” “phantom queen,” and “terror.” What you may discover here is not that the Morrigan is this fierce and terrifying individual, but as the 1868’s Cormac’s glossary describe “a good mother for teaching feats of arms to the heroes.” Be prepared to dispell your own Dark Goddess myths.

In ancient Irish society, the legitimacy of a ruler was often linked to their ability to maintain the prosperity and well-being of the land. This concept of sovereignty was personified in the form of this goddess who embodied the land and its fertility. Some myths and interpretations suggest that the Morrigan could take on the role of a sovereignty goddess, overseeing the fortunes of the land and its rulers.

As for her sovereign acts, these can vary depending on the mythological sources and interpretations. One famous story involving the Morrigan is the Táin Bó Cúailnge (The Cattle Raid of Cooley), where she appears as a shape-shifting figure who offers her aid to the hero Cú Chulainn during his battles. In some versions of the story, she tests Cú Chulainn’s bravery and prowess as a warrior.

It’s important to note that the Morrigan’s character is not limited to her role as a queen or sovereignty goddess. She is a complex and enigmatic figure with aspects of both darkness and power. Her nature encompasses various roles and attributes, including those of a warrior, a prophetess, and a symbol of fate.

the morrigan sisters badb nemain macha morrigu fea anand

It’s quite common for witches to note that the Morrigan is expressed in a multitude of ways, and this is because she doesn’t fit into one box or one personality in a worldly way that we can tangibly untangle.

  • Morrigan – the most common name used to refer to The Morrigan and is often translated as “Great Queen” or “Phantom Queen.” As a fierce leader, the Morrigan is here to guide us in our times of transformation. This is a generally known title, rather than actual namesake.
  • Badb – one of The Morrigan’s most well-known aspects, Badb is often associated with battle and death and is sometimes depicted as a crow or raven. When the fierce hero Cúchulainn died on the field, a crow landed on his shoulder (Badb) as he passed on as a sign of respect.
  • Nemain – another aspect of The Morrigan associated with battle, Nemain is often depicted as a frenzied warrior woman. She is often referred to as ‘The Vengeful One.’ Nemain is a sign that the Morrigan wants you to take your life seriously, and that it’s time for you to take action.
  • Macha – a goddess associated with sovereignty, Macha is sometimes considered a separate deity from The Morrigan, but is often seen as one of her aspects.
  • Mórrígu – a variant spelling of “Morrigan,” Mórrígu is often used to refer to The Morrigan in her aspect as a goddess of sovereignty. This has led to folks mistakenly associating Morgan Le Fay with the Morrigan, but was disproved by the likes of Rosalind Clark and others due to proper etymology.
  • Bodb – a god of war and fertility, Bodb is sometimes associated with The Morrigan and is often depicted as a crow or raven.
  • Anand: Anand, also known as Anu or Anann, is a goddess associated with prosperity, abundance, and fertility. She is often depicted as a maternal figure who provides nourishment to the land and its people. The Morrigan’s connection to Anand may emphasize her role as a goddess with both nurturing and destructive aspects, similar to Hindu Kali. This duality is reflected in her ability to bring both prosperity and strife, and her presence is often associated with the cycles of life and death.
  • Danu: Danu is a primordial goddess in Irish mythology and is sometimes considered the mother of the Tuatha Dé Danann, a race of supernatural beings. While the Morrigan’s direct association with Danu may not be as prominent as with some other figures, both the Morrigan and Danu are part of the complex mythological tapestry of Ireland. Danu’s maternal and ancestral attributes could resonate with the Morrigan’s connections to power, fertility, and fate.
  • Fea: Fea is less commonly mentioned in relation to the Morrigan compared to some of the other figures you mentioned. Fea, often referred to as “The Shadowy One,” might be associated with the Morrigan due to the Morrigan’s dark and mysterious nature. This could point to the Morrigan’s connection to the shadowy, supernatural aspects of life, such as war and death. Often depicted as a serpent or dragon, this can also indicate towards The Dagda too, who on the 31st October every year the Morrigan couples with to symbolically bring prosperity and abundance to the land.
  • Medb: Medb, also known as Queen Medb or Maeve, is a prominent figure in the Ulster Cycle of Irish history. She is often associated with sovereignty and power, being a queen and a strong, assertive ruler. The Morrigan’s association with Medb might highlight her role in influencing and testing the power and prowess of rulers and warriors, as seen in the story of the Táin Bó Cúailnge.

What these associations have in common is their focus on themes of sovereignty, power, fertility, and the intertwining of life and death. The Morrigan’s character embodies these complexities, representing both light and shadow, creation and destruction. She is a symbol of the interconnectedness of various aspects of life, and her presence underscores the rich and multifaceted nature of Irish mythology.

A Feather Falling; Signs of The Morrighan

The Morrigan, being a complex and multifaceted figure, is associated with almost an impossible to count variety of signs, symbols, animals, feelings, and situations in Irish culture. These symbols often reflect her roles as a war goddess, or as a sovereignty figure, and a harbinger of fate. Here are some of the commonly recognized signs and symbols associated with the Morrigan:

  • Ravens and Crows: This is an easy one to start with. The Morrigan is often depicted as a shape-shifter who takes the form of a crow or raven. These birds are considered her sacred animals and are associated with death, war, and the battlefield. The presence of crows or ravens could be seen as a sign of the Morrigan’s influence or as an omen of impending conflict. There’s a chance that this Goddess crosses over with Hekate though, so that may be worth a research if you’re here just for the birds.
  • Battles, Battlefields and War: The Morrigan is strongly linked to war and battles. She is said to appear on battlefields, foretelling the outcomes of conflicts or even actively participating in them. The sight of the Morrigan on a battlefield could be a sign of impending conflict.
  • Omens and Prophecy: The Morrigan is often associated with prophecy and omens. Her appearances are considered to be significant and are sometimes interpreted as signs of fate or events to come. Her role as a seeress and a foreteller of events is an important aspect of her character, and it wouldn’t surprise me if you felt these aspects of yourself as a witch strengthening.
  • Washing Armour by the River: In some myths, the Morrigan is depicted washing the armor and clothing of warriors who are about to die in battle. This act can be seen as a symbol of preparing warriors for their death and connecting her to the fate of warriors. This is where we get a reference to the Morrigan and her connection to Banshees (bean sidhe).
  • Death and Transformation: The Morrigan is naturally linked with death and transformation. Her presence on the battlefield and her connection to war emphasize her role in the cycle of life and death. She is also seen as a figure who guides souls to the afterlife.
  • Hooded or Veiled Figure: The Morrigan is described as a hooded or veiled figure, adding to her mysterious and otherworldly nature. This aspect of her appearance reinforces her connection to the unseen and the mystical. Cloaks and goddesses (like Freyja) symbolise the veil between realms too.
  • Cauldron of Regeneration: The Morrigan is sometimes linked with a cauldron of regeneration or rebirth. This symbolizes her role in the cyclical nature of life, death, and renewal. Someone else associated with cauldrons is Cerridwen, the Welsh goddess of knowledge and transformation.
  • Fear and Terror: The Morrigan is known to invoke fear and terror in those who encounter her. Her presence can be unsettling and ominous, serving as a reminder of the unpredictability of life and the inevitability of death.
  • Power and Strength: The Morrigan embodies qualities of power, strength, and assertiveness. These attributes are often associated with her role as a sovereignty goddess and a figure of influence in the mortal world.
  • Red and Black Colors: Red and black are colors often associated with the Morrigan. These colors reflect her connection to war, death, and the darker aspects of life. If we think of blood, and there would be a lot with her, then it is natural for us to see shades of blood as her color spectrum preference.
  • Visual Confirmation: She will leave you knowing, without a doubt, it is her.

It’s important to note that the Morrigan’s symbols and associations can vary based on different myths, interpretations, and cultural contexts. Her complex nature means that she can be perceived and understood in various ways, contributing to her enigmatic and enduring presence in Irish mythology.

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A Talking Crow; Dream Symbolism with the Morrigan

Most deity interactions I have witnessed or read through testimonials of, most have come through dreams. Whether it’s direct messages, like what Courtney describes on the Backyard Banshee Presents podcast episode about the Morrigan, or whether it’s through surreal symbolism that mashes a collage of connected crow-like carrier messages; dreams have a way of connecting realms, subconscious and literally impact our mundane lives. If you’re looking for some signs from the Morrigan, especially from your dreams, then here are some examples of what you may be experiencing:

  • Crows, Ravens and Jackdaws: The Morrigan is commonly portrayed as a crow or raven, and these birds are often used in dreams to represent her. They can also symbolize transformation, death, and the darkness of night.
  • Battlefields and Armour: The sight of a battlefield in a dream might be an indicator that the Morrigan is trying to communicate something related to war, conflict, and power.
  • Fierce Sisterhood: Dreams featuring multiple female figures that are fierce and strong suggest the presence of the Morrigan.
  • Fear, Terror, and Loss: Experiencing fear or terror in a dream could be a sign that the Morrigan is trying to communicate something related to death or transformation. It could also reflect the uncertainty of life and the inevitability of loss.
  • Hooded Figures: The sight of a hooded or veiled figure in a dream could be an indication that the Morrigan is at work. It can also symbolize her connection to the unseen and mysterious aspects of life, especially if you get the feeling it’s an archetypical hag, which she was known to transform into.
  • Fire: Fire is a symbol of transformation, passion, and purification. Seeing fire in your dream could relate to the Morrigan’s role in guiding through intense changes or igniting your inner strength.
  • Water and Rivers: Water is often associated with the realm of emotions and the subconscious. The Morrigan’s presence near water or rivers in your dream could suggest a connection to your emotions and intuition.
  • Symbols of Sovereignty: As a sovereignty goddess, the Morrigan might use symbols of rulership or power to communicate her presence. These could include crowns, thrones, or other regal imagery.
  • Animal Guides: In addition to crows and ravens, other animals might appear in your dream as symbols of the Morrigan’s presence. These could include wolves (symbolizing the wild and untamed), horses (associated with war and movement), and even serpents (signifying transformation and mystery). She is known to have transformed into wolf, eel, and heifer so to have this symbolism come through for you is unsurprising.
  • Guiding or Protective Presence: The Morrigan might appear in your dream as a guiding or protective figure. Her presence could offer guidance or support during challenging times.
  • Dream Prophecy or Omen: Dreams of prophecy or omens could reflect the Morrigan’s role as a seeress and foreteller. Pay attention to any symbolic visions or messages within the dream.
  • Shapeshifting: Dreams containing big themes of shapeshifting or transformation could be indicators of the Morrigan’s presence. These dreams may reveal hidden aspects of yourself or powerful insights about the world around you.

These are just a few examples of how the Morrigan might communicate her presence through dream symbolism. If you’ve been having dreams that feel connected to Irish mythology, take some time to reflect on their meaning and research what you can. Dreams are powerful indicators of our subconscious and even spiritual states, so if you ever find yourself dreaming about any of these symbols, pay attention! Chances are, the Morrigan is trying to reach out.

the morrigan washing bloodied clothes in the river

Fierce Cry; Senses and Feelings Associated With The Morrigan

Experiences of physical sensations and strong emotions can vary widely among individuals, and interpretations can be highly personal. However, if you feel that the Morrigan is trying to reach out to you, you might experience a range of emotions and sensations that reflect her attributes and mythological associations. Here are some possibilities:

  • Intense Emotions: The Morrigan is often associated with powerful and intense emotions, such as anger, passion, and determination. If she’s trying to reach out to you, you might feel these emotions strongly, either spontaneously or triggered by certain situations.
  • Heightened Awareness: The Morrigan’s connection to battlefields and war might lead to a heightened sense of awareness and alertness. You might find yourself feeling more attuned to your surroundings and the energy around you.
  • Empowerment: The Morrigan is a symbol of strength and empowerment. If she’s reaching out, you might experience a surge of personal power or a renewed sense of your own capabilities.
  • Connection to Nature: As a goddess with ties to the natural world, you might feel a deeper connection to nature or experience a sense of being in tune with the cycles of life.
  • Visceral Reactions: Depending on your interpretation, you might experience physical sensations like tingling, a rush of energy, or a “gut feeling.” These sensations could be interpreted as signs of the Morrigan’s presence.
  • Fierce Determination: The Morrigan’s energy is often associated with determination and the will to face challenges head-on. If she’s reaching out, you might feel a strong drive to overcome obstacles in your life.
  • Strong Intuition: The Morrigan’s role as a seeress might enhance your intuition and insight. You might find that your inner guidance is particularly strong during these times.
  • Shadow Work and Transformation: The Morrigan’s darker aspects can be associated with shadow work and transformation. If she’s connecting with you, you might be prompted to explore deeper aspects of your psyche or make changes in your life.
  • Dreams and Visions: You might experience vivid dreams or visions related to the Morrigan or her symbolism. These dreams could provide insights or messages from her.
  • Inner Conflict: The Morrigan is known to embody contrasting qualities. If she’s reaching out, you might experience inner conflict as you navigate these dualities within yourself.

It’s important to approach these experiences with an open mind and heart, and to interpret them in a way that resonates with you personally. If you’re seeking a deeper connection with the Morrigan, consider practices like meditation, journaling, or seeking guidance from experienced practitioners who specialize in Celtic mythology and spirituality. Remember that your personal interpretation and experiences are unique, so trust your instincts and feelings as you explore this connection further.

Traits The Morrigan Favours In Devotees and Companions

The Irish Goddess Morrigan is a complex deity associated with war, sovereignty, and transformation. Interpretations of her preferences can vary, but the following traits are commonly linked with the Morrigan:

  • Courage and Strength: The Morrigan favors individuals who display courage and inner strength, especially in the face of challenges. Her warrior aspect highlights the importance of bravery and resilience.
  • Independence: As a goddess of sovereignty, the Morrigan values independence and self-determination. She may be drawn to individuals who assert their autonomy and strive to be masters of their own lives.
  • Connection to Nature: Morrigan is closely connected to the land and natural forces. Those who appreciate and honor the Earth, its cycles, and its creatures may find resonance with her.
  • Emotional Depth: The Morrigan’s complexity encompasses both the light and dark aspects of human emotions. She may favor those who are in touch with their emotional depths and are willing to explore their shadow selves.
  • Warrior Spirit: Morrigan’s martial aspects make her favor those who possess a warrior spirit, not only in a literal sense but also in terms of tenacity, determination, and the willingness to fight for one’s goals.
  • Leadership and Assertiveness: As a goddess of sovereignty, Morrigan may appreciate individuals who show leadership qualities, assertiveness, and a willingness to take charge of their lives and situations.
  • Mysticism and Divination: Morrigan’s prophetic abilities tie her to mysticism and divination. She may work with individuals who engage in practices like tarot reading, scrying, and other forms of seeking spiritual insight.

In terms of the type of people Morrigan generally works with, she is often associated with warriors, particularly those who defend their land and people. Additionally, she may collaborate with those who are involved in roles of leadership, including political or community leadership. Think of her relationship with Cuchulainn, a great and loyal warrior who fought for his people. Morrigan’s presence may also be welcomed by those involved in the occult or spiritual practices, as her warrior spirit is firmly rooted in mysticism. Finally, she often works with those who are on their own spiritual paths of transformation. As a sign of recognition, these individuals may find that she sends them signs through dreams or the physical world.

The Morrigan’s energy extends beyond cultural and religious boundaries, and she may be approached and honored by any individuals from various spiritual paths who connect with her themes of strength, transformation, and sovereignty.

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The War Cry of the Morrigan: The Invitation To Learn More

For most people, it is the feeling of a sudden pull or interest in learning more about The Morrigan, her mythology, and her associations. It’s really that simple – there’s no hidden agenda. So if that is what you are feeling intuitively called to explore whilst on your witchcraft journey, please do so (if you are open to it).

It’s important to remember that these are all just a few examples and that everyone’s experience is unique. Some people may not experience any of these signs, while others may have a completely different experience with her that I’ve not been able to list for you.

Personal experiences and interpretations can vary from witch to witch, and it’s crucial to approach Morrigan with respect, sincerity, and a genuine desire to connect with her energy and ideals. Building a relationship with Morrigan involves embracing the traits she values and engaging with themes of courage, transformation, and connection to the land in a way that aligns with her essence. It’s been shared by many of her devotees that she doesn’t fuck around, and that is essential for you to bear in mind as you go into this – she is clearly not for the faint of heart.

If you wish to know more about the Morrigan then I suggest heading over to the Irish Pagan School ( and utilising the resources below. I wish you the best of luck on this arduous journey!

If you feel drawn to The Morrigan or have any questions, it is recommended to do further research and learn more about her and then respectfully reach out if you feel comfortable, and ask permission with her to start a conversation, especially to see if a relationship is what you’d both like.

Consent and respect are two very important factors, always. If you don’t want to or feel uncomfortable, then it is not necessary, and this is something that just keeps your journey interesting, to say the least! Keep safe, and until next time xox

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Listen to my podcast episode on The Morrigan with author Courtney Weber


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