The Morrigan, more commonly known as simply Morrigan, is an ancient and mysterious demon that was once worshipped as a Goddess in Celtic mythology. She is equivalent in power to the Source of All Evil, whom she was at war with for many centuries until his vanquish. Morrigan rules her own part of the Underworld located underneath Europe and serves as the main antagonist of the Marks Line of Witches.
The Morrigan is feared by all, even her own demons, due to her seductive nature and cruelty. She is a manipulative trickster and a very powerful and skilled spellcaster and potion maker. She prefers deceit and manipulation over confrontation and is known to enslave others to do her dirty work.
In Celtic mythology, The Morrigan was worshipped as a Goddess of Battle and Strife. She was known as a shapeshifter who often took on the form of a crow or a wolf when she appeared on the battlefield. At one point, she was believed to be part of a trinity with her two sisters. Whether or not these sisters ever existed or if they were killed by Morrigan is unknown.
War with the Source
When the Source was rising in power, he confronted Morrigan, who ruled her own part of the Underworld, and wanted her to bow down to him and surrender her territory for a position at his side. Morrigan refused and turned his demons against him, forcing the Source to flee.
The Source and Morrigan then began a war over the Underworld, lasting for many centuries. At one point in time, the Source proposed an alliance and a marriage to settle to the war. He proposed they ruled the Underworld together and bring good to it's knees. Whether this was purely a political move, an act of true feelings or simply due to Morrigan's seductive powers remains unknown. However, Morrigan refused the offer.
The war between Morrigan and the Source was abruptly ended when the Charmed Ones vanquished the Source. Morrigan decided not to conquer his territory to avoid conflict with the sisters and remained within her own part of the Underworld.
The Marks Line of Witches
Morrigan is an enemy of the Marks Line of Witches, as they are the most powerful witches in Europe and are one of the few actual threats to her power. Her desire to kill them began with a dream that predicted that the Marks witches would lead to her final demise at some point.
Powers and Abilities
- Spell Casting: The ability to cast spells and perform rituals.
- Potion Making: The ability to brew potions. Morrigan is a very skilled potion maker.
- Cursing: The ability to curse objects and beings and cause misfortune.
- Summoning: The ability to summon beings from other places and planes through ashes.
- Banishing: The ability to banish beings from this plane through ashes.
- Ash Teleportation: The ability to teleport through ashes.
- Shapeshifting: The ability to change one's physical shape. Morrigan is known as a seductress that is skilled at trickery and manipulation. She is also known to shapeshift into animals such as a crow and a wolf and sometimes turns into small creatures such as spiders to remain unseen and spy on others.
- Precognition: The ability to perceive the future through dreams and visions.
- Luring: The ability to seduce beings and magically bend them to one's will. Morrigan is able to enslave men with a touch or a kiss.
- Telekinesis: The ability to move objects and individuals with the mind.
- Touch of Death: The ability to kill beings through physical contact. Morrigan can kill beings through a touch or kiss and reduce them to ashes.
- Immortality: The ability to life forever and be immune to the effects of aging and diseases.
- Immunity: The ability to be immune to certain powers and magic. Morrigan is immune to certain wiccan powers as Telepathy. She can also cloak herself from other clairvoyant beings.
- High Resistance: The ability to be resistant to physical and magical damage.
- The Morrigan is based on the actual mythological figure, The Morrígan.
- The character Morrigan from Dragon Age is also based on the same figure.
- The Morrigan's appearance is based on Katie McGrath, who plays Morgana in the Merlin series. In some versions of the Arthurian legends, Morgana (Morgan le Fey) is connected to the Morrigan.