Bride’s Mound: Gateway to Avalon celebrates one of Glastonbury’s most important, but least known, mystical sites. The destination of sea-borne travellers from the West, Brides Mound is also the portal into the other world, that of Avalon, the Arthurian paradise. Like Isis, Bride is the Goddess of the Moon – to the Romans she was Minerva, to the Christians, St. Bridget. She is the sword-smith, the healer and the poet, and excels in each calling.
Associated with Mary Magdalene, the Black Madonna and the Celtic festival of Imbolc, Bride is also the sister of the archangel Michael. Her colour is white like the lamb, and the snowdrop that symbolize her. Bride protects the young mother and the old sinner alike – she owns compassion and devotion. Today, she may have exchanged the mantle of Pisces for that of Aquarius, and become the independent, radical female.