New book about Epona

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Avalonia Press published Epone: Hidden Goddess of the Celts by P.D. Mackenzie Cook. I’ve received my copy and am looking forward to reading it. The initial flip through of the book is promising. The bibliography has many of the primary sources I’ve used in my own research.

The description of the book on the publisher’s site says, in part:

“Epona: Hidden Goddess of the Celts reflects the importance of gender in ancient religion, and the author explores the primacy of the Feminine through Epona’s sovereignty as Horse Goddess among the Celts; her identity as “Mistress of Animals” in her love affairs and working relationships, and the surprising role she apparently played in the ancient Greek and Roman Mysteries.

“P.D. Mackenzie Cook’s unique study of Epona positions her in a broad cross-cultural context. The story he presents is at the same time historical, speculative, and deeply personal – at once a scholarly survey, intriguing detective story, and spiritual message to be taken to heart. The author offers fresh and original perspectives on Epona’s historical origins and her “birth” in human form. He explores her early presence in southern Italy; investigates her probable identity as “Macha” in Ireland and “Rhiannon” in Wales as well as her indirect influences on the ideals of chivalry and courtly love in the Middle Ages. We are then introduced to Epona’s possible presence in a set of mysterious caves in the New World, and finally to her rediscovery by present-day equestrians, and in the personal lives and accounts of modern priestesses and men devoted to her.”

2 Responses to “New book about Epona”

  1. David Beroza says: | Reply

    Will try to get a copy of this book. Have been on a kind of quest to find and honor some of the old Gods and Goddesses. As have horses and hope to till I die, Epona was my first, but is hard to find much about her or others who honor and or worship her. So if you have information would appreciate it. And by the way I have also found Thor and he has honored me by appearing to me. Thank you.

    • Épasias Aedui says: | Reply

      Greetings. I would be honored to answer questions about my personal practice related to Epona. She’s been part of my life for a while now and is integral with my connection with horses.

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