Agrona is a Welsh goddess of war and slaughter.
Though her name bears the root of the modern English word ‘agronomy’, the name for the scientific study of land cultivation, no evidence of her as a harvest/fertility Goddess can be found today. However, she may have been a river Goddess as she is connected to river Aeron in Cardiganshire, which literally means “carnage”.
Agrona is often considered cognate to the Irish Morrigan goddess Macha.
|Welsh Goddess of War
|Associated with battle, strife, and the ravages of war
|War, conflict, victory, courage, protection
Agrona’s Mythological Associations
|Agrona is a deity featured in Welsh mythology, particularly associated with war and battle.
|She is often regarded as the consort of Amaethon, the Welsh god of agriculture and the divine plowman.
|Agrona is revered as a fierce and formidable warrior goddess, embodying the destructive power of war.
|It is said that the sound of Agrona’s battle cries and war chants struck fear into the hearts of her enemies.
|Protectors of Warriors
|She is invoked by warriors seeking protection and strength in battle.
Symbols and Offerings for Agrona
|Symbols and Offerings
|Weapons and Armor
|Agrona is often depicted with weapons such as swords, spears, or shields, symbolizing her association with war.
|The color red is commonly associated with Agrona, representing bloodshed, passion, and the fury of battle.
|Offerings to Agrona may include red flowers, wine, honey, bread, or items related to warfare and combat.
|Ritual practices dedicated to Agrona may involve chanting, drumming, or reenactments of battle and warfare.
|When invoking Agrona, one can call upon her for courage, protection, and victory in times of conflict.