Bean sidhe (banshee): Irish, “fairy woman”, or “woman of the fairy mound”.
A female spirit in Irish mythology, an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld. The bean sidhe usually appears as a hag, but may also appear as a beautiful woman of any age, and can be seen as an epiphany of the Irish battle goddess, the Morrígan.
This site is home to Banshee Arts, the writings, art and creative works of Morpheus Ravenna and collaborators. Here you will find the Shieldmaiden Blog, Morpheus’s regular journal of meditations on spiritual practice, modern witchcraft, devotion to the Morrigan, and other musings as she is inspired. Here you will also find her online shop for art prints, handmade charms and other creative witcheries, as well as information on booking readings, astrology services, and other spiritual and magickal services she offers.
Fáilte ó chroí!
(A welcome of the heart)
About Morpheus Ravenna
Morpheus Ravenna is a spiritual worker, artist, teacher, and initiate of the Anderson Feri tradition of witchcraft, practicing the art for about twenty years. Her interests include folk magickal traditions, working with the land and natural forces, and Celtic heroic spirituality. She is an accomplished artist, creating artwork since she could hold a pencil, learning to draw before she could read. Her art expertise includes painting in oil and watercolor, works in ink and pencil, and body art design including henna and tattoo. She blends art and magick through the creation of beautiful and powerful sigils, bindrunes, and other works of beauty and sorcery. An experienced priestess and diviner, she also provides spiritual services including divinatory readings, astrology and forecasting, private and public rituals, and custom spellcraft to aid those in need of spiritual help. She is the leader of the Coru Cathubodua, a priesthood dedicated to the Morrigan, the great Celtic Goddess of ravens, battle, and prophecy. Her work at Stone City Pagan Sanctuary has helped provide a space for Pagan and nature-based community in northern California, and she recently appeared in the documentary “American Mystic.”