- Druid Mermaid Talisman Pendant
Dahud: Celtic Goddess of Love
The story of Dahud, a Druid Pagan Princess, tells of how one religion supplanted another in the Ancient World of Pagans and Christians. The daughter of a Christian King and a Druid Sorceress, Dahud was a pagan and Druid through and through. She was adored by her people as a goddess and leader. Her legend had to be destroyed in the quest to supplant the Druid religion with Christianity. Christinas began to alter the old Celtic stories to portray Druidess Heroines (knowledgeable women) and the whole Druid Order as Evil Witches and Sorcerers.
Dahud was portrayed by them as wickedly licentious, a goddess of debauchery, to make her and all Druids seem evil to any potential Christian converts. Dahud was strongly opposed to Christianity, and therefore a Christian legend was created that God had her whole city destroyed by a flood and that she, drowning with her people, was transformed into a Mermaid as she sank beneath the waves thus proving that the Christian God was supreme.
Dahud also symbolizes a rebellion against Christian masculine authority. The full significance of this becomes clear when one considers her unrestrained, passionate, "licentious" Pagan lifestyle as completely against the restrictive teachings of the Early Church.
The Pagans were more attuned to the Goddess, Mother Nature and The Ancient Magic of the World. May this pendant enable you to see that Magic still present in our world.
Original Design by Chris Bennett ﾩ8/2010
Measures approximately 1 1/4 inches x 1 inch. Adjustable black cord included.