The Four Treasures of Eirean were brought by the Tuatha de Danann when they came to Ireland. Throughout history, people have delved into the macick behind these artifacts and hundreds and hundreds of stories have been written about them.
My story the book I'm currently working on, is about the 'cauldron'. The cauldron is re[resemted in four different aspects.
Known as Cerridwen's magical cauldron, this vessel was known to hold a potion that granted knowledge and inspiration. One such story is about how she left a small boy in charge of the brew and told him not to touch it because it was for her own son. When she was gone, a drop of the simmering mixture fell on the boy and he inherited all the knowledge and inspiration that Cerridwen had intended for her own child. Needless to say, she chased him throughout the universe, but since he'd inherited brilliance, he outsmarted her. Cerridwen is known as the Crone and is associated with the darker aspects of the Triple Goddess. She is known as both the 'mother' and the 'Crone' and is associated with he full moon.
In this aspect, the vessel appears as wisdom and rebirth. Bran, the mighty warrior god, is said to have obtained the bowl from Cerridwen who had been expelled to the 'Otherworld' for various reasons. In this aspect, the cauldron has the power to resurrect dead warriors and bring them back to life.
The 'Dagda' is also known as 'The Good God'. In this aspect, the cauldron was said to be bottomless and that no one ever went away hungry or unsatisfied.
In this aspect, the bowl is said to be able to discriminate between cowards and brave men. It would boil for a brave man, but not for a coward. There are many tales of wars and bloodshed due to the cauldron, but one of the most famous is that of Arthur requesting Caledfwich to accompany him in battle and when he refuses, all of Caledfwich's men are killed off and he loses all powers to King Arthur.
In my newest book, I've been exploring magic, magical faeries, sorcerers, lions and so many other things. As I was talking to my husband, he asked me-Where Does The Magic Come From? I was like-Huh? And he said-It has to come from somewhere.He's right. I asked him where he thought my magic came from and he was quick to say that it came from inside me.
He's right of course, but why? Does everyone have magic in them? I think they do. It's all a matter of asking for it. Magic can cover many areas such as manifestation, destruction, attraction. Wouldn't this all be in the area of Quantum Physics?
One thing is another thing? In my story, the King has a sorceress and she has used a curse to destroy the forest. Where does her magic come from? It comes from the King's hatred and anger
which she is channeling as the curse.
Where does your magic come from? I think my magic comes from my heart and my love and I feed it as it feeds me.
I'll definately have to thank my husband for giving me something to think about. He's magical too.