Coming July 12th 8pm Eastern
Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses
Heroines of Avalon and Other Tales
Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales by Ayn Cates Sullivan transports readers into the time of legend and revisits deities and legendary female characters linked to Welsh and British mythology. In this book, the author shares her insights and her journey to discovering her past, a journey that compelled her to research the extraordinary characters in her book. Her research into the myth of the Holy Grail creates beautiful mythical encounters, bringing to life untold stories of characters like the Goddess Arianrhod, Blodeuweddi, Iouga, Elen, also known as Elen of the Ways, and the Goddess of Sovereignty, Elaine and Dindraine in the Arthurian female Grail Knights. The stories begin with an informative commentary that shares the author s personal journey and offers elements of myth and the culture around which these characters evolved. The reader will understand the feminine visage of God and the role of some of the heroic women in the lives and history of legendary heroes like Arthur. The literary allusions are manifold in this narrative, and they feature the Lady of the Lake, Morte D Arthur, and the Arthurian Round Table. One understands the role of women in British mythology and that brave kings were nothing without them: A king must connect to the spirit of the land through a woman. Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales is a gripping narrative, a collection of powerful mythical women that will keep the reader spellbound. Ayn Cates Sullivan combines her storytelling craft with research to provide readers with great entertainment. Each story includes symbolism, a spirituality developed around the deity, and poems evoking a spiritual atmosphere linked to the character. It is well-illustrated and loaded with symbolism.
Ayn Cates Sullivan, MA, MFA, Ph.D. is an award-wing and best-selling author. She holds a master’s degree in spiritual psychology from USM, and a masters and doctorate in literature from Columbia University and King’s College London. Ayn writes stories for all ages designed to uplift, heal and inspire. She is well known for her best selling book, A Story of Becoming, which won 18 top literary awards. Her most recent book, Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses, is a collection of Irish folklore for an adult and young adult audience. It is a compelling book for anyone with Irish Heritage, or who seeks an understanding of the many expressions of the Mother Goddess. It has won six literary awards.
Ayn’s other books include three books of poetry: Three Days in the Light, Tracking The Deer, and The Windhorse: Poems Of Illumination. There are three books in her award winning and successful Sparkle series: Sparkle & The Gift, Sparkle & The Light, and easy reader Ella’s Magic. She also wrote a book on health and healing called Consider This. A true story called “Mending Broken Hearts” appears in Thresholds, a new best selling collection of healing tales.