Queen of Wands
Hares have been linked to the spring (Eostre = Anglo Saxon hare goddess) and sexuality since Celtic times when it was considered taboo to kill them. Prolific breeders, they also represent fertility and potential. Hares are also famous for the `boxing’ ritual during March.
An empowered and energised person, with the ability to utilise their full potential, as long as they are not tempted to use that power against themselves or others.
From here I can see all across the fields to the Roman Legions. They stand there stiffly in their orderly squares.
I lie in her arms wrapped in her cloak of so many different colours. Her long red hair floats in the wind as she waits. I’m surrounded by the roars of the tribes.
She breathes deeply and looks around. These are her people. She is doing this for them and for my Goddess, Andraste.
She is well named for Boudicca means Victory and we will win today. We may not win every day but today we will. My goddess has decreed it. And still she stands waiting for the sun to be favourable to us and then she will let me go.
She will watch how I run for left is victory and right is loss. I will run left. I will run as fast as I can across the fields and into the arms of my goddess for I see her waiting for me. I know where to run because I watch for her to keep me safe.
Boudicca leans down and I’m off! Running as hard as I can, my sides heaving as I breathe. The Iceni and their comrades have become quiet watching me go.
I’m almost to Andraste when their spears start to fly. The noise roars higher and Boudicca’s people run at the Romans who are trembling in the turtle of their shields.
And it is done. I’m safe in Andraste’s arms. Safe to run again another day.