Domnu by Caroline Gully Lir

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In ancient Irish mythology, Domnu is the Mother of the ancient race of the Fiomore, older sister of Danu, who we meet at the Winter Solstice. Their story symbolises the struggle between light and shadow in our being. In Domnu's watery realm of depth, shadow and deep emotion many riches are hidden.

Domnu is Queen of the deep, Mother of Water, placed at Summer Solstice in the South of the wheel of Britannia. A magical presence felt in sea, surf and spray. Her healing is given in the icy flow of the rivers and springs. She is present in the rain and flows in our tears, for she is the holder of our emotions. Call on Domnu and she will do whatever it takes to open you up, to release your suppressed emotions, so that, flowing freely once more you have the strength to express yourself, to cry, grieve, keen, scream, laugh, dance and love. For you are held in in Her compassionate, unconditional love, She is the chalice that holds your deep emotion. It is She who opens us to feel our emotional wounding, that we may express all we have suppressed and heal in Her sacred waters.

Here we meet Domnu on the shoreline, dancing joyously on the Eve of the Summer Solstice. With Her we dance all night, and watch the sunrise on the longest day. This is a night to enjoy who you are and what you have achieved. All around you nature is rampant, in total manifestation. A sacred heron flies silhouetted against the full moon, whose silver light is reflected in the water. Her dolphins leap playfully in the shimmering water. Domnu, herself, has been crying with us, Her empathy for our pain clearly expressed, but she is now celebrating, in dance, the wisdom and joy that come from our emotional release. She is free, wild and full of joy. On the rocks in the foreground are Her treasures of the deep and Her sacred chalice.

Domnu's animals are the dolphin, whale, salmon, seal and heron. Her tree is the oak and Her symbols are the chalice and the shell. Her colour is blue.

Welcome Domnu, Queen of the Oceans, Mother of Water, hold us in your watery embrace, help us to release our buried emotions, hold us in your chalice of love and compassion.