Boann (or Bóinn) is the Irish goddess of the Boyne river that flows through the Boyne Valley (Brú na Bóinne) in County Meath. She has strong ties to this ancient land, as we are told that she created the river itself.
Boann created the river by approaching the Well of Segais, though it was forbidden to do so for anyone but her husband King Nechtan and his cupbearers. This magical well was surrounded by nine ancient hazel trees, who’s nuts would fall into the well where they would be eaten by the salmon, who would be endowed with great wisdom. Both salmon and hazelnuts embody wisdom in Irish mythology.
Boann visited the well one day, and decided to test its powers by walking three times around it tuathal, or anti-clockwise. Suddenly the magical waters surged upwards to meet her, and she suffered catastrophic injuries as it swept her and her dog Dabilla down to the sea, thus creating the Boyne River.
This is an 8″ x 6″ high quality giclée print, printed on beautiful Hahnemühle William Turner paper and signed by Shelly Mooney.