'Celtic Cerridwen and Her Cauldron of Regeneration (a portal of death and rebirth) is here conflated with related Hela/Hola, the Norse Goddess of the Underworld whose realm is accessible via a Well. She is the Night-Mare, related to Tantric KalRatri ('BlackNight') -a form of Kali Who rides a horse or ass- thus the linking symbol of the crescent scythe.Hel and Cerridwen are both maiden and crone, seductive and degenerative, as relected in the yin-yang of polarity swirling in the cauldron-well. Emerging from her cauldron-womb (whose handle is the Rune Peordh) is the Midgard Serpent, monstrous brother of Hela, here about to entwine the World Tree.-from the text in Conjunctio

This image is fromOrryelle's Graphic Grimmoire 'CONJUNCTIO' published September 2008 EquinoXuliuqE by Fulgur Limited (sold out).

The Book CONJUNCTIO presents mirrored pairs of Sacred Twins and Divine Lovers from various cultural pantheons coupled on facing pages. Theyare aligned in such a way that when the pages are turned the figuresare United in holy conjunction by the alchemical reader.
Different reflective relationships -alchymic opposites and complementaries- are explored b e t w e e n the pages.

The plate of Cerridwen Hela in the Grimmoire faces one of Cernunnos Tyr.

Drawn in 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.

Media: -pen, ink, pencil, black gouache.

11" x 17" (approx.A3) size signed and numbered print, limited to 77 copies on quality off-white acid-free paper - $16:

Original Sold.

Paired with Cernunnos Tyr $23 for the 2 prints:

(c)2010 Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule