The Priestesses of Avalon

In ancient Celtic mythology, Avalon was a sacred island where the veil between the worlds was thinnest, allowing for easy communication with the Otherworld and its inhabitants. The Priestesses of Avalon were revered as the keepers of this sacred place, serving as mediators between the physical and spiritual realms.

The Priestesses of Avalon were believed to possess magical abilities that allowed them to commune with the gods and goddesses of the Celtic pantheon. They were skilled in the arts of divination, healing, and spellcasting, using their knowledge to help their communities thrive and prosper.

One of the most important figures in Avalon mythology is Morgana le Fey. In middle ages mythology she was the half-sister of King Arthur and a powerful sorceress in her own right. Morgana is often depicted as a complex and multifaceted character, embodying the dual nature of magic as both a force for good and for ill. Modern priestesses believe that Morgana was herself a Priestess of Avalon, using her powers to protect the island and its inhabitants from harm, and that her power was portrayed as evil during the middle ages.

In modern witchcraft and paganism, the Priestesses of Avalon continue to be celebrated as symbols of feminine power and wisdom. Many practitioners look to Avalon as a source of inspiration and guidance in their spiritual practices, seeking to bring the magic and mystery of the ancient Isle into their own lives.

The Priestesses of Avalon are seen as embodiments of the divine feminine, representing the cycles of birth, life, death, and rebirth that are intrinsic to nature and the cosmos. They are seen as guardians of the earth and its creatures, working to maintain balance and harmony in the world through their connections to the sacred land and sea.

For those who are drawn to the mysteries of Avalon, there are many ways to connect with the Priestesses and their wisdom. You can work with the Celtic goddesses like Rhiannon, Danu, and the Morrigan, or even choose to undertake a pilgrimage to Glastonbury, the modern-day site of Avalon, in order to immerse yourself in the energy of the sacred land and its legendary past.

You also may choose to incorporate Avalon symbolism into your rituals and spellwork, drawing on the ancient wisdom of the Priestesses to enhance your magical practices.

No matter how you choose to connect with the Priestesses of Avalon, one thing is certain: their legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of those who seek to honour the sacred mysteries of the earth and the divine feminine.


Jade is a shadow worker and lunar witch, an experienced witchcraft facilitator, and hosts the 8-week High Priestess course: Dedicant.