Ceridwen or Cerridwen (pronounced [kɛrˈɪdwɛn] (listen) Ke-RID-wen) was an enchantress in Welsh medieval legend. She was the mother of a hideous son, Afagddu, and a beautiful daughter, Creirwy. Her husband was Tegid Foel and they lived near Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid) in north Wales. Medieval Welsh poetry refers to her as possessing the cauldron of poetic inspiration (Awen) and the Tale of Taliesin recounts her swallowing her servant Gwion Bach who is then reborn through her as the poet Taliesin. Ceridwen is regarded by many modern pagans as the Celtic goddess of rebirth, transformation, and inspiration.
The earliest poems emphasise her keeping of the cauldron of awen and so a source of poetic inspiration. Cuhelyn Fardd (1100-1130) spoke of being inspired by her muse, while Cynddelw Prydydd Mawr (1155-1200) acknowledged her as the source of his art and Prydydd y Moch at the beginning of the 13th century specifically mentions the cauldron of Kyridfen as the source of the gift of awen. These and other references by identified bards are in addition to the many references by unidentified bards in The Book of Taliesin.
It has been suggested that Ceridwen first appeared as a simple sorceress character in the Tale of Taliesin. Its earliest surviving text dates from the mid-16th century, but it appears from its language to be a 9th-century composition, according to Hutton. References to Ceridwen and her cauldron found in the work of the 12th century Gogynfeirdd or Poets of the Princes (such as Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr) he thus considers later, derivative works. In them, according to Hutton, Ceridwen is transformed from a sorceress into a goddess of poetry. Citing this and a couple of other examples, Hutton proposes that the Gogynfeirdd substantially created a new mythology not reflective of earlier paganism. Nonetheless, references to Ceridwen's cauldron (pair Ceridwen) are also to be found in some of the early mythological poems attributed to the legendary Taliesin in the Book of Taliesin.
The Victorian poet Thomas Love Peacock also wrote a poem entitled the Cauldron of Ceridwen. Later writers identified her as having originally been a pagan goddess, speculating on her role in a supposed Celtic pantheon. John Rhys in 1878 referred to the Solar Myth theory of Max Müller according to which "Gwenhwyfar and Ceridwen are dawn goddesses." Charles Isaac Elton in 1882 referred to her as a "white fairy". Robert Graves later fitted her into his concept of the Threefold Goddess, in which she was interpreted as a form of the destructive side of the goddess. In Wicca, Ceridwen is a goddess of change and rebirth and transformation and her cauldron symbolizes knowledge and inspiration.
Cerridwen, as a powerful Underworld Goddess, is the keeper of the cauldron of knowledge, inspiration and rebirth. She and Her cauldron most likely appear in the Welsh legend of Bran the Blessed. She came from Ireland to the Land of the Mighty disguised as a giantess named Kymideu Kymeinvoll with her husband Llassar.
On the final day of its making while Cerridwen was out gathering herbs an unthinkable accident occurred. Perhaps the fire got too hot, perhaps Gwion Bach stirred to hard, but three drops of the portion flew out of the cauldron and landed on his thumb. Scalded by the hot liquid, he instinctively put his thumb in his mouth to ease the pain. In this way all the power that Cerridwen had intended for her son, Afagddu, was instead transferred to Gwion Bach.
Both underwent many transformations during this chase: he became a perch and She a pike; he became a hare and She a greyhound; he became a salmon and She an otter; he became a small bird and She a hawk and finally he became a grain of wheat and She a hen. Determined to end his life Cerridwen, as a hen, ate the wheat where Gwion Bach had taken his final refuge.
When Cerridwen calls your name, know that the need for change is upon you; transformation is at hand. It is time to examine what circumstances in your life no longer serve you. Something must die so that something new and better can be born. Forging these fires of transformation will bring true inspiration into your life. As the Dark Goddess Cerridwen pursues her version of justice with ceaseless energy so can you breathe in the power of the Divine Feminine She offers, planting your seeds of change and pursuing their growth with a ceaseless energy of your own.
As a liminal vessel, the cauldron holds space on both the physical and mystical physical planes. We mix potions, salves, foods, teas in the cauldron in the domestic to produce changes in the astral, connecting us to our magick on a deeper spiritual level. The cauldron is the alchemy of witchcrafting, of cooking, and of transmutation.
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Mothers and grandmothers also used them for healing herbal blends and "magic" potions. This imbued cauldrons with more sacred meanings, so that today they represent the Goddess, the Sacred Divine, transformation, healing, and abundance. They symbolize life & abundance through nourishment, transformation by turning herbs into healing concoctions, and the shape of cauldrons mimics expectant mothers "tummies."
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Every Invizimal has its own set of instructions for each transformation, although the pattern is consistent for each Invizimal (for instance, a Xiong Mao will always be transformed the same way). The user is given a certain amount of time depending on how many instructions there are. Some transformations only give 15 seconds of time, whereas some transformations give up to a full minute. During the transformation process, the Invizimal will utter commands in a made up language that the player can learn. After hearing this, the player then must decide what to do.
There are a number of food items placed around the Invizimal. All transformations require at least one food item be put in the cauldron. When an appropriate item is given, the food item disappears, and the transformation continues.
Certain instructions will prompt a progress bar to appear on screen for an action. This action consists of one of three things: pressing one of the four face buttons rapidly, blowing into the microphone, or shaking the PSP system. When the bar is filled, the action is completed, and the instruction is completed. Some transformations do not have any progress bar instructions, but most will.
When a certain number of instructions are performed in the Ritual of Transformation, the cauldron will begin to billow out significant amounts of smoke to indicate that the player is getting closer to completing the Ritual of Transformation. This smoking effect can cause the game's frame rate to drop considerably and can make it tougher to place items in the cauldron quickly. If the player has completed all instructions, the timer will freeze and no further instruction will be uttered. The cauldron will shatter, and the Dark Invizimal will emerge.
Cauldrons in Celtic mythology are symbols of abundance, inspiration, and divine knowledge, as well as sources of metamorphosis and spiritual rebirth. As keeper of the cauldron, Cerridwen is the goddess of transformation, controlling the shape changing of humans and animals and offering guidance and spiritual renewal at crucial junctures on life's journey. Cerridwen, whose totem animal is the boar, guarded the cauldron of inspiration and is considered the muse of the bards.
Goddess of wisdom, inspiration, and transformation. If honored appropriately, she may guide the poet's pen and sweeten the songs of the bard. Sun-warmed woods of early spring, an offering of oat cakes and mead, budding pear trees and tender new grass. Anoint your pulse points and your tools of artistry to ignite your creative genius.
Furthermore, GCMs are not good at simulating cloud evolution and boundary layer development during air mass transformation processes related to WAIs and CAOs that can trigger additional local feedback mechanisms. For example, most climate models inadequately modulate clouds in general and especially misrepresent mixed-phase clouds (those containing both supercooled liquid water droplets and ice crystals), causing climate model biases with respect to Arctic wintertime temperature inversions.
The HALO-(AC)³ mission has two main objectives. The first is to use HALO, operated by the German Aerospace Center, to perform quasi-Lagrangian observations of air mass transformation processes during meridional transports within WAIs and marine CAOs, an approach that has not been tried before in the Arctic. The second is to test the ability of numerical atmospheric models to reproduce the measurements taken from the aircraft. The tested models can then be applied to investigate linkages between Arctic amplification and midlatitude weather.
Figure 3 illustrates the intended observational strategy to achieve the first objective. We will observe the transformation processes of air masses as they progress over open water, the marginal sea ice zone, and the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean during northbound WAIs and vice versa for southbound marine CAOs. 2b1af7f3a8