Goddess Danu Statue
by Derek W. Frost
Danu is thought to be the great mother of the race of the Tuatha De Danaan, the ancient tribe of the Celtic people. She is the great goddess of flowing rivers and the life force that they bring to the earth.
She is associated with:
- Nurturing of the land
- Cycle of life, death, and rebirth
She is known as the Divine Feminine - experienced as the air we breathe, as the river that nourishes all of life, as the bounty and abundance of earth and as the cosmic energy of universal wisdom. Danu is also a triple goddess being able to take the form of the Maiden, the Mother or the Crone, and she is a Divine Lady who is the essence of the earth, the air and the essence of water.
Danu stands with arms outstretched itself, with braided hair arching down to a foliage-like collar. Snakes curl down around her flowing life breasts and down, around her arms. Her stomach shows from the navel, spirals representing the sun and rays reaching out. Water flows down her body, foliage, rocks back into the earth.
Crafted of cold cast resin, finished with hand polished bronze, she measures 5 1/2 inches x 4 1/2 inches x 9 1/4 inches tall.