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Boat to Avalon - Journey Over Water

Mists of Avalon

Avalon Camelot King Arthur: Lady of the Lake.

Aphrodite, Yemaya, Mami Wata, Atargatis - these are the original, ancient names of the Water Goddess, the mermaid, who shows us the way to centers of our hearts. Those centers are deep, as deep as the bottoms of oceans and we must swim great dark distances with trust and faith. Like anything else in life, it is a great journey. A night-sea journey.

“The Lady of the Lake” page illustration by Alberto Sangorski from "Morte D’Arthur" by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

The fairy boat

In Greek mythology, Bolbe (Greek: Βόλβη) was an extremely beautiful Lake Goddess or Nymph who dwelled in a Thessalian lake of the same name (modern Lake Volvi). She was the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys. Like other lake Gods and Goddesses, Bolbe's offspring were Limnades who are Nymphs living in fresh water lakes. According to Athenaeus, Bolbe was the mother of Olynthus by Heracles.