Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography
Mythic, worshipped in Wales, exact dates uncertain
Blodeuwedd appears in The Mabinogion
(circa 1060–1200), a collection of medieval Welsh stories. She is created out of flowers as a wife for Lleu Llaw Gyffes, but has an affair with Goronwy. Blodeuwedd and Goronwy kill Lleu, but he is restored by his mother, Arianrhod
, who then kills Goronwy and turns Blodeuwedd into an owl. She was worshipped as the goddess of spring, but also of life and death.
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