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The Celts honored a mother goddess that was the origin of all living things. The god was her son and consort and he was reborn each season. Today she is called Mother Nature. She is a triple goddess: with Maiden, Mother and Crone or (Hag) apects. As a Maiden she is dressed in white, Crone in black, and Mother in red. Her symbol for Bealtaine is the moon and when she is in her moon aspect she is called Pearl of the Sea. The Celts viewed pearls as sacred objects created by moonlight and water (4)

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