Mother goddess of Earth, Epona was invoked often, but more frequently during the equinoxes to bring about smooth passage of the seasons (both physically and philosophically). Epona would be the Celtic goddess of honor during equinox ceremonies, further reinforcing that her power is found in her ability to deftly deal with transitions. As the Earth goddess, she was hailed for her grounding nature, particularly needed during times of crisis or influx in life. Always depicted upon a horse (another Celtic sign of fertility), Epona would also serve as the guardian of new life. She would welcome safe arrival of new babies as well as new crops.
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