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The Welsh Goddess Rhiannon (Great Queen) was accompanied by magical birds whose enchanted songs could " awaken the dead and lull the living to sleep". Tadhg, son of Cian, meets the Divine Cliodna, the most beautiful woman in the world. Her three magical birds heal the sick and wounded with their sweet songs. Rhiannon's birds charmed the company of Bran into losing track of time, in the Welsh legend The Maginogi. Often three birds appear together in Celtic symbolism, an association with the Triple Goddess. Birds often symbolize the flight of the spirits to the otherworld. They possessed supernatural powers, and throughout Celtic mythology, divine entities frequently shape-shift between human and bird form.

 
 
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By Stevie Nicks
 
 
A bird that is not mine...
Three birds that belong to her
One emerald-green,
One snow-white...
One golden, flashing like a
Sunbeam through the night...
One golden, flashing like a
Sunbeam through the night...

When at first he saw her...
It seemed she had no name
She sat alone, and it seemed to him...
That the light and her face were the same...
Her hair shone...
Streamed blond and gold...
He thought..."Maybe...
I'm going insane..."

Her gown was no more
Than the water could cover...
This time would not come again...
And the white mares dance...
And the Lady asks...

"Take my wisdom with you...
I shall ride...
If you kill the dark Lord of Death...
Someday, I shall be your wife...
Someday, I shall be your wife..."

And the birds are still singing...
And the song is now sweeping...
Like a silver...
A silver shimmering flood...

"For you, Rhiannon...
I will fight,
I will fight the world...
For you, Rhiannon,
I would fight...
I would fight the world...
For you are in my blood...
For you...
For you are in my blood
 

Thanks to Monique for providing images and information.
Stevie Nicks ~ Enchantress 

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