>At 12:52 PM 8/12/96 -0500, you wrote:
>>Proinsias MacCana adds little in his Celtic Mythology. Agrona, goddess of
>>slaughter, the river-name Aeron in Wales.(page 86)
>>However, there is an interesting description of a possible triplication of a
>>single deity, as in the case of the three Morrighans and that a parallel
>>tradition may be happening here. I'll see if I can locate this in some other
>>sources I have.
Thanks, Eileen. I have the Mac Cana reference (in fact, I contacted
Professor Mac Cana on this point some time ago, but he was unable to
provide additional information) and several other brief mentions in other
sources. Nothing detailed, however.
I have contacted Dr. Miranda Green and two Welsh folklore specialists who
may be able to help. If I get anything and others on the list are
interested, I'll pass it along.
Incidentally, my interest in Agrona centers on her being a candidate for
King Arthur's mother, Ygerna, the later Igraine. The linguistic change is
not impossible, given Goeffrey of Monmouth's Latinization (the Welsh Eigyr,
according to the people at The National Library of Wales, is merely a later
rendering of Geoffrey's Ygerna). But I have to be able to prove that the
name Agrona was on record in the medieval period; I suspect, on the
contrary, that this name is a hypothetical or reconstructed primitive form