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GD17 Guardian Of The Well

GD17 Guardian Of The Well

From sources in the Otherworld (the realm of the deities and possibly also of the dead.), water flows into our world to fill springs or gush forth as rivers such as the Boyne and Shannon. The well itself was viewed as a shrine dedicated to the miraculous emergence of living water and these bodies of water are closely identified with goddesses - Brigid, Bóann and Sionann, for example, who are thought to be part of the water's flow. Such sacred water sources are also often linked to the fruit of certain trees, such as the hazelnut. It was