Otter, Madra Uisce, Lutra lutra, .Glen of the sleek brown flat nosed Otter leaping lightly, freely fishing. (from" Deirdre remembers a Glen" Irish 14th century) The Otter is sacred to the Irish God of the sea Manannan mac Lir and there are tales of Otter kings they are said to be white or brown with a white star and waited upon by ordinary otters, The skin of an Otter King is said to render a warrior invincible. The Otter is also sacred to the Mother Goddess Ceridwen who transforms herself into an Otter whilst in pursuit of Gwion Bach in the ancient tale of Taliesin #Nature #Pagan #Sprituality #FeralAnarchy

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