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Monday, 1 August 2016

Hillary - TALK 2 RUSSIA

"I will not sacrifice the Black Sea Fleet. 



We've made too many compromises already. 
Too many retreats. 




They reunify Germany, and we fall back. 




They assimilate entire Warsaw Pact nations, and we fall back. 




Not again! 

The line must be drawn here... 


THIS far, 
NO further! 








Hillary, talk to Russia before it's too late


Before it's too late, before it's too late

Hillary, talk to Russia before it's too late
Before They blow up The World



You can go to the zoo, but u don't feed guerrillas


U can't feed guerrillas, left wing guerrillas

Go to the zoo, but don't feed guerrillas
Who wanna blow up the world

Oh yes, baby

Hillary, if you're dead before I get to meet ya
Before I get to meet ya, before I get to meet ya


Hillary, if you're dead before I get to meet ya


Don't say I didn't warn ya



Hillary, talk to Russia before it's too late


Before it's too late, before it's too late


Hillary, talk to Russia before it's too late


Before They blow up the world

Before They blow up The World





(Don't blow up my world)





Don't you blow up my world



by James Corbett
grtv.ca
July 24, 2016
Hillary Rodham Clinton is a Wall Street-backed warmonger whose potential election as President of the United States this November poses an existential threat not just to Americans but to all of humanity.
As First Lady and then as Senator, she actively supported the US’ illegal wars of aggression abroad:
BILL CLINTON: “Today, our Armed Forces joined our NATO allies in airstrikes against Serbian forces ,esponsible for the brutality in Kosovo.”
HILLARY CLINTON: “You know I voted for the Iraqi resolution.”
CLINTON: “The President understands this. He’s fully aware that it’s going to take a lot of patience and pain-staking planning and we’re gonna support him!”
CLINTON: “…including thousands of chemical weapons. Large volumes of chemical and biological stocks. A number of missiles and warheads. A major lab equipped to produce Anthrax.”
She not only admitted the US role in creating Al Qaeda:
CLINTON: “When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, we had this brilliant idea there we were going to come to Pakistan and create a force of Mujahideen, equip them with Stinger missiles and everything else, to go after the Soviets inside Afghanistan.”
But then, despite this admission, as Secretary of State her support of the war on Libya and the jihadis in Syria directly led to the rise of ISIS and the migrant crisis in Europe:
CLINTON: “The transition to democracy in Syria has begun and it’s time for Assad to get out of the way.”
“President Assad is not indispensable and we have absolutely nothing invested in him remaining in power.”
“I think based on definitions of war-criminal and crimes against humanity, there would be an argument to be made that he (Assad) would fit into that category.”
CLINTON: “Libya was a different kind of calculation and we didn’t lose a single person.”
CLINTON: “We came. We saw. He died! (laughter)”
She was the one who announced the US’ so-called “Asia-Pacific Pivot” that has seen more US forces being placed in the Asia-Pacific as a direct military threat to China:
CLINTON: “…and we look to the Asia-Pacific region, as we have for many decades, as an area where the United States in uniquely positioned to play a major role.”
CLINTON: “The United States is not seeding the Pacific to anyone.”
And she has stated in no uncertain terms that Russia and Iran will be militarily targeted in a Clinton presidency, and that the “nuclear option” is, as always, “on the table”:
CLINTON: “And we will make sure the Iranians and the world understand, that the United States will act decisively if necessary including taking military action.”
“There will have to be consequences for any violation by Iran and that the nuclear option should not at all be taken of the table. That has been my position consistently.”
CLINTON: “And Russia has to support the international community’s efforts sincerely or be held to account.”
CLINTON: “That Russia and China will pay a price. Because they are holding up progress, blockading it. That is no longer tolerable.”
And unlike her many, many political statements of convenience that are merely a reflection of what is most politically acceptable at the moment:
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Do you think New York State should recognize gay marriage?”
HILLARY CLINTON: “No.”
CHRIS MATTHEWS: “No … OK.”
CLINTON: “I support marriage for lesbian and gay couples.”
CLINTON: “I represented Wall Street as a Senator from New York and I went to Wall Street and in December of 2007 before the big crash that we had. And I basically said ‘cut it out, quit foreclosing on homes. Quit engaging in these kinds of speculative behaviors.'”
“Now who’s exactly the blame for the housing crisis? Now I think there’s plenty of blame to go around. Home-buyers who paid extra fees to avoid documenting their income, should of known that they were getting in over their heads.”
“I take a back-seat to no one when you look at my record on standing up and fighting for progressive values.”
“I get accused of being kind of moderate and center. I plead guilty.”
HILLARY CLINTON: “We went through a thorough process to identify all of my work-related emails.”
JAMES COMEY: “Lawyers doing the sorting for Secretary Clinton in 2014 did not individually read the content of all of her emails.”
CLINTON: “So that the emails were immediately captured and preserved.”
COMEY: “There was no archiving at all of her emails.”
…we can be assured that these threats of potential nuclear world war by Clinton are not idle threats. A future Clinton president would be assured of a like mind in the new Prime Minister in the UK, who has stated in no uncertain terms that she is willing to launch a nuclear strike that would kill hundreds of thousands:
GEORGE KEREVAN: “Let me congratulate the Prime Minster on her new rule, but can we cut to the chase? Is she personally prepared to authorize a nuclear-strike that could kill 100,000 innocent men, women and children?”
THERESA MAY: “Yes. And I have to say to the honourable gentleman, the whole point of a deterrent is that our enemies need to know that we would be prepared to use it.”
Hillary Clinton is a neocon, a war hawk, a liar, an unindicted criminal and a Wall Street puppet. Why is it, then, that those on the so-called “progressive” left who would be warning against her if she had an “R” next to her name are instead lecturing other leftists that it is now their duty to fall in line and help her get elected?
NOAM CHOMSKY: “If Clinton is nominated and it comes to a choice between Clinton and Trump, in a swing state, a state where it’s going to matter which way you vote, I would vote against Trump, and by elementary arithmetic, that means you hold your nose and you vote Democrat. I don’t think there’s any other rational choice. Abstaining from voting or, say, voting for, say, a candidate you prefer, a minority candidate, just amounts to a vote for Donald Trump, which I think is a devastating prospect, for reasons I’ve already mentioned.”
JUAN GONZALES: “We in SDS refused to vote. We wouldn’t support McCarthy. We wouldn’t support Humphrey. Our slogan was “Vote with your feet, vote in the street.” I’m—I’m here to tell you that the slogan was right, the tactic was wrong. And I think that the country, in retrospect, there would not have been a substantive change, there would have been a positive change, if Nixon had not been elected. But you learn from your mistakes. Hopefully, other generations learn from the mistakes of those who came before them.”
ELIZABETH WARREN: We’re all here today because we’re with her. And we’re going to work our hearts out to make Hillary Clinton the next president of the United States.
BERNIE SANDERS: “She will be the Democratic nominee for president, and I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States.”
The message here is as clear as it is predictable and disappointing. Once again those with the influence to shape these events and ignite a genuine protest movement against Hillary’s coronation at the Democratic National Convention are falling back into their roles as partisan ideologues, advocating for “their” candidate over the “other side,” taking the two-party system as a fait accomplis and complicity with that system as the only way forward.
But as Michel Chossudovsky of GlobalResearch.ca points out, this election is fundamentally different. This time, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY: “In so many words Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy stance is ‘to blow up the planet.’ She has made statements to the effect that a first-strike nuclear attack against Russia or Iran is on the table. So that if she is in the White House she could in fact unleash the unspoken, which is World War 3. I think this is something we have to address both in terms of analysis and also political choice. That anyone who wants to blow up the planet is not ‘progressive.’
“Secondly, she has a criminal record. Not only in regards to the email scandal but also in relation to The Clinton Foundation, which is involved in fraud, money laundering, political cronyism, etc. It is amply documented.
“So that, in effect, the choice for the American people is to elect a war-criminal.”
Too many people become attached to the personality of these political personas or fixated on the “D” or the “R” after their name. This clouds their judgement and stops them from seeing their policies and agenda for what they really are.
As Diana Johnstone, author of Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton points out, Hillary is best understood not as a person, but as the instrument for the think tanks, Wall Street financiers and other connected insiders who want to embroil the United States in more illegal wars and plunder the country and its people even further.
DIANA JOHNSTONE: “I mean Hillary to me is not even an interesting person. She is simply a shallow, ambitious woman. Who has decided to make herself the instrument of the Washington think-tank persuasion and is using that too pose as a great expert on world affairs to be elected as President. She simply is the embodiment of all that is terrible in American foreign-policy that has developed over the past decades.”
It is no hyperbole to say that the election of Hillary Rodham Clinton as president this November would be one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the United States, and perhaps the world. It is incumbent on people of all stripes–American and non-American, Republican and Democrat, progressive and libertarian, anarchists, and those who have never thought about politics a day in their life–to protest her nomination at the Democratic National Convention, work against her campaign for President, and avert the nuclear nightmare that is now coming into view.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

How to Marry Well and Stay Married : Female Liberation by Any Means Necessary


For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Mark 8:36 



"That's our motto. 

We want freedom by any means necessary. 

We want justice by any means necessary. 

We want equality by any means necessary. 


We don't feel that in 1964, living in a country that is supposedly based upon freedom, and supposedly the leader of the free world, we don't think that we should have to sit around and wait for some segregationist congressmen and senators and a President from Texas in Washington, D. C., to make up their minds that our people are due now some degree of civil rights. 

No, we want it now or we don't think anybody should have it."


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

The New Æon



The World is changed. 

I feel it in the water. 
I feel it in the earth. 
I smell it in the air. 

Much that once was, is lost.

 For none now live, who remember it. 

It began with the forging of the Great Rings. 

were given to The Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. 

to the Dwarf Lords, Great Miners and Craftsmen of the Mountain Halls. 

And 

9

Nine rings were gifted to The Race of Men, who above all else desired power.

 For within these rings was bound the Strength and Will to Govern each Race.

  But they were all of them, deceived -  for another ring was made. In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret, a Master Ring, to control all others and into this ring, he poured his cruelty, his malice, and his will to dominate all life. 

One Ring to rule them all.




   One by one the free lands of Middle-earth fell to the power of The Ring. But there were some who resisted. 

A Last Alliance of Men and Elves marched against the armies of Mordor and on the slopes of Mount Doom, they fought for the freedom of Middle-earth. 

Victory was near but the power of The Ring could not be undone. It was in this moment when all hope had faded that Isildur, Son of the King, took up his father's sword... 



Sauron
The Enemy of the Free Peoples of Middle-earth was Defeated.

.  The ring passed to Isildur, who had this one chance to destroy Evil forever. 

But the hearts of men are easily corrupted. 

And the ring of power has a will of its own. 
It betrayed Isildur to his death. 

And some things that should not have been forgotten, were lost. 

History became legend, legend became myth and for two and a half thousand years, the ring passed out of all knowledge until, when chance came, it ensnared a new bearer. 


The ring came to the creature Gollum who took it deep into the tunnels of the misty mountains and there it consumed him. The ring brought to Gollum unnatural long life. For five hundred years, it poisoned his mind. And in the gloom of Gollum's cave, it waited.

.  Darkness crept back into the forests of the world. Rumour grew of a shadow in the East, whispers of a nameless fear and the ring of power perceived its time had now come. 

For the times will soon come when Women will shape the fortunes of all..."

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Holtzman is the The Wild Woman of the Forest

Andraste

Andraste

Andraste

ANDRASTE



(Also: Andrasta, Adraste and Andred)
(Romano-Celtic; British; Breton; Anglo-Celtic; Continental Europe)

Some of her correspondences are: 

Animal: 
Raven (occasionally, the Hare)

Astral Body: 
Moon (probably waxing)

Color: 
Red

Tarot: 
Death

Weapon: 
Sword

Tidbit: Some Celtic coins are thought to show images of Andraste.
Andraste is a warrior goddess, the goddess of victory, of ravens and of battles, similar in many ways to the Irish war goddess, Morrigan.  Besides "the invincible one," her name is also known to mean "she who has not fallen".  It is told that her presence was evoked on the eve of battle to curry favor, and as a goddess of divination, she was probably called upon to divine the outcome of battles and war. 



Cosplay : 
Invoke Often.


Cosplay : 
Invoke Often.


Cosplay : 
Invoke a little harder...



Boudicca and Lucretia


Boudicca - A Mother's Revenge


[Go to Boudicca: Marriage, Rape & Revenge Part I]

A whole troop of foreigners would not be able to withstand a single Celt if he called his wife to his assistance. The wife is even more formidable. She is usually very strong, and with blue eyes; in rage her neck veins swell, she gnashes her teeth, and brandishes her snow-white robust arms. She begins to strike blows mingled with kicks, as if they were so many missles sent from the string of a catapault.
Ammianus Marcellinus from Celtic Women, p.82.

Lucretia

The Romans had a very different attitude towards women and rape. The latter was a property crime against the husband or paterfamilias. The story of Lucretia (who stabbed herself rather than allow her name to go through posterity tainted) epitomizes the shame felt by Roman victims.Lucretia had been such a model of Roman feminine virtue that she enflamed the lust of the son of the king, Tarquinus Superbus, to the point that he arranged to accost her in private. When she resisted his pleas, he threatened to place her naked, dead body beside that of a male slave in the same state so that it would look like adultery. The threat worked and Lucretia permitted the violation.
Following the rape, Lucretia told her male relatives, elicited a promise for revenge, and stabbed herself. Livy

Chiomara & Camma

For the Celts, rape doesn't seem to have been so much shameful as demanding dial, revenge. In the first instance below, the victim is said to have quipped that there should be only one man alive who knows her carnally. In the second case the woman seems to have hated the man so much that she thought it was worth self-sacrifice to get rid of him. The third instance is a bit different. As Antonia Fraser points out in Warrior Queens, there the rape was a calculated, political move whose intent was to show the Celts their helplessness against the Romans.
Chiomara, a famous Celtic Queen and the wife of Ortagion of the Tolistoboii, was captured by the Romans and raped by a centurion in 189 B.C. When the centurion learned of her status, he demanded (and received) ransom While the centurion gathered his gold, Chiomara took his head. Peter Berresford Ellis, in Celtic Womenattributes this story to a conversation between Polybius and the queen recorded by Plutarch.
Another story from Plutarch concerns that curious eighth form of Celtic marriage, that by rape ( lánamnas éicne no sláithe, in Irish Brehon Law, and kynnywedi ar liw ac ar oleu, in the Welsh). A priestess of Brigid named Camma was wife of a chieftain named Sinatos. Sinorix murdered Sinatos, then forced the priestess to marry him. Camma put poison in the ceremonial cup from which they both drank. To allay his suspicions, she drank first.

Boudicca

Boudicca, one of history's most powerful women, suffered rape only vicariously -- as a mother, but her revenge detroyed thousands.

Tacitus
Prasutagus, king of the Iceni, made an alliance with Rome so that he would be allowed to rule his territory (as a client-king). When he died in 60 A.D., Tacitus reports that he made the emperor and his own two daughters heirs, hoping, thereby, to placate Rome. Such a will was not in accordance with Celtic law; nor did it satisfy the new emperor, for centurions plundered Prasutagus' house, whipped his widow, Boudicca, and raped their daughters.
It was time for revenge (dial). Boudicca, as ruler and war leader of the Iceni, led a retaliatory revolt against the Romans. Enlisting the support of the neighboring tribe of Trinovantes and possibly some others, she headed towards the town the Romans called Camulodunum, the new administrative capital of the Roman imperial province. After Boudicca's forces resoundingly defeated the Roman troops at Camulodonum and virtually annihilated the IX Hispania, they headed towards London. The Roman commander chose to sacrifice London, so when Boudicca's troops arrived, they slaughtered all Romans and razed the town.
Then the tide turned. Not to dwell on the sad details -- eventually Boudicca was defeated, but not captured. She and her daughters are thought to have taken poison to avoid capture and ritual execution at Rome.
Now she lives on in legend as Boadicea of the flaming mane who stands towering, in a scythe wheeled chariot.

Boudicca Resources

  • 61 CE Destruction of Mona
    Another reason the surrounding tribes joined Boudicca against the Romans was the destruction of a holy place.
    From [www.iglobal.net/psman/barbarian/hist1.html] Barbarian History
    This essay addressed charges brought against the northerners by the Greeks and Romans.
    It should be noted that for the most part, the Romans with their war-oriented civilization, both appreciated and feared the barbarians as mighty warriors. It was the more effete Greeks who excoriated the barbarians as bloody, subhuman, demonic entities.
  • Boudicca, the Queen of the Iceni, led a revolt against the Roman military in A.D. 60-61.
    from Athena Review, Vol.1, No.1.
  • Description by Tacitus of the rebellion of Boudicca
    From Athena Review. Includes accounts of Boudicca's whipping, exhortation of her troops, and final suicide.
  • Scottish Timeline
    Ancient portion deals with the Romans. Includes Hadrian's and Antonine's Walls.
  • Timeline of Celtic History
  • Women and Violence in Greek Culture
    Article on the article by Edward Harris, which contains legal definitions of rape, punishments inflicted, literary examples, and vocabulary.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Something terrible is about to enter our world, and this building is obviously the door.

Something terrible is about to enter our world, and this building is obviously the door.


DOESNT GET ANY MORE OBVIOUS THAN THAT

So  B Gud!! 4 Gudness' sake!

WOA-ah-O!!

SOMEBODY'S COMIN'...!

Some body's cummin'...

Dr. Pete Venkman,
Ghostbusters
1984

He's commin'....!!
He's cummin'....!!

My Man
Let's Go Crazy
Purple Rain,
1984


Ain't it kinda funny when U C The Dawn...?



Pioneers for The Goddess



"Men! Can't live with them, can't sell 'em for parts."



"Men! With your... Sales!"

Dogs+Cats+Homeland Security = Juicy Government Contracts

Janine, You've Changed...


I want to just give a quick shout-out, Kudos and credit where it's due to J. Michael Strazinski as the Spiritual Godfather of all Lady Ghostbusters : 

Because I do, DISTINCTLY recall that he went out of his way to have Janine Melnitz strap on (sorry) a Proton Pack, don a pink jumpsuit and step up in a crisis to come to the aid and rescue of all of the silly men.

Before deciding she likes answering phones and taking messages better and declares that she knows her place in life, and this is it. Yay, Voluntary 1980s Glass-Ceiling. Girl Power.

Yeah - 'Cuz that isn't at all sexual.



Monday, 11 July 2016

Veni, Vidi, Iceni : Boudicca's Daughters are BACK


In 1984, the Men say 
"We Came, We Saw, We Kicked It's ass..!!"

In 2016, the Women say 
"We made some Magick today, that's all I'll say..."




“It is not as a woman descended from noble ancestry, but as one of the people that I am avenging lost freedom, my scourged body, the outraged chastity of my daughters. Roman lust has gone so far that not our very persons, nor even age or virginity are left unpolluted.”

“But heaven is on the side of the righteous vengeance; a legion which dared to fight has perished; the rest are hiding themselves in their camp, or are thinking anxiously of flight. They will not sustain even the din and the shout of so many thousands, much less our charge and our blows.

“If you weigh well the strength of the armies, and the causes of the war, you will see that in this battle you must conquer or die. 

This is a woman’s resolve. 
As for the men, they may live and be slaves!


ANDRASTE



(Also: Andrasta, Adraste and Andred)
(Romano-Celtic; British; Breton; Anglo-Celtic; Continental Europe)
Some of her correspondences are: 
Animal: Raven (occasionally, the Hare)
Astral Body: Moon (probably waxing)
Color: Red
Tarot: Death
Weapon: Sword

Tidbit: Some Celtic coins are thought to show images of Andraste.
Andraste is a warrior goddess, the goddess of victory, of ravens and of battles, similar in many ways to the Irish war goddess, Morrigan.  Besides "the invincible one," her name is also known to mean "she who has not fallen".  It is told that her presence was evoked on the eve of battle to curry favor, and as a goddess of divination, she was probably called upon to divine the outcome of battles and war. 

She was venerated in woodland groves throughout Southern Britain and there is told of a sacred grove dedicated to Andraste somewhere in Epping Forest.  She is known symbolized by the hare, partly due to Boudicca’s veneration of her, and due to some misinterpretations of lore.

As Andred (her Roman name is Andraste – Macha notes: how cunning she’d call the goddess by her Roman name while engaged in battle with the Romans!), she was a lunar mother-goddess figure associated with fertility and love.  In her dark aspect however, she was associated primarily with warfare and specifically with victory.  She is sometimes compared to the goddess Andarte, a deity worshipped by the Vocontii of Gaul.

A warrior goddess or goddess of war, Andraste was invoked on the eve of battle to curry favor, and ritual sacrifices may have been made to her.  

In Celtic Britain, in 61 CE, the widow of King Praesutagus of Iceni, Queen Boudicca (Latin: Boadicea), was the leader of a rebellion against the Roman occupation.  She allegedly sacrificed captive Roman women to this goddess.  According to Dio Cassius, Andraste was a Celtic goddess thanked by Boudicca while fighting against the Roman occupation of Britain, and she is mentioned only once.  She may be the same as Andante, mentioned later by the same source, and described as 'their name for Victory', i.e. the Goddess Victoria.  Boudicca released a hare as part of the rite of appeasement to Andraste, and she devoted the spoils of her battles to the goddess as well.

There is a misconception concerning Andraste.  Many neo-pagan sources describe the hare as sacred to Andraste.  This seems to derive from a misreading of the passage in Dio Cassius, in which Boudicca releases a hare from the folds of her clothing:

"‘Let us, therefore, go against (the Romans), trusting boldly to good fortune.  Let us show them that they are hares and foxes trying to rule over dogs and wolves.’  

When she had finished speaking, she employed a species of divination, letting a hare escape from the fold of her dress and since it ran on what they considered the auspicious (lucky) side, the whole multitude shouted with pleasure, and Buduica, raising her hand toward heaven, said: 

‘I thank thee, Andraste, and call upon thee as woman speaking to woman...’”

The hare's release is described as a technique of divination, with an augury (omen) drawn from the direction in which it runs.  This appears to be similar to Roman methods of divination which ascribe meaning to the directions in which birds fly, with the left side being favorable and the right side unfavorable.

Taking an omen at this point before a battle is a means of testing the 'good fortune' of which Boudicca speaks, with no suggestion that the hare is sacred to Andraste.  More importantly, the unflattering comparison of the Romans with 'hares and foxes' is not consistent with the reverence one would expect if the hare were a symbol of the Goddess.  Boudicca is evidently giving thanks to Andraste for the omen of victory and not addressing the hare as Andraste or a symbol of Andraste per se.

Andraste may be considered as the patron Goddess of the Iceni tribe due to Boudicca’s reverence of her.

In "The White Goddess," Robert Graves speaks of a "taboo" in Britain against hunting hares for fear that killing one might afflict the hunter with cowardice.  He considers the likelihood that Boudicca in fact released the animal hoping that the Romans might strike at it, and loose their courage.

The army of Queen Boudicca sacked the cities of Camulodunum (Clochester), Londinium (London) and Verlanium (St. Albans), and it appears that the conquering of London was exceptionally savage.  According to Roman historian Tacitus, the Roman women were rounded up, taken to a grove that was dedicated to the worship of the Celtic war goddess, Andraste, where they were murdered, had their breast cut off and stuffed into their mouths; then were impaled with large skewers.  This sacred grove was known to the Britons as Andraste's Grove and is thought to have been somewhere in Epping Forest. 

Incidentally, there is also a possible link from Queen Boudicca to the Celtic goddess, Boudiga (Welsh root, 'budd'), whose name means "victory."  It is possible that the name is a religious title, perhaps given to Boudicca during the early part of the rebellion. 

It is therefore likely that Boudicca occupied a dual position both as tribal leader and as the manifestation of a Druidic or Celtic Goddess.  There is the mystery of Boudicca’s name; Boudicca means ‘victory’ as well.  She has also been identified with Brigantia, the war goddess of the Brigantes (the Romans called Brigantia, ‘Victory,’ and even by 200AD altars were still being erected to her).  Brigantia/Brigantes (& perhaps Queen Boudicca herself) is linked with Morrigan, known as the Great Queen in Ireland.  She is also associated with the triple war goddess whose three persons are Nemain (Frenzy), Badb Catha (Battle Raven) and Macha (Crow) whose sacred birds fed upon the stake impaled heads of those slaughtered in battle.

Boudicca, it is said, sacrificed those she defeated in battle to Andrasta, she took no captives; therefore, it could possibly be deduced that Boudicca was not her personal name, but perhaps an official or religious title which would mean that from the point of view of her followers that she was the personification of a goddess. 
This would help to explain the fanaticism of her followers who were drawn to her from a variety of tribes and their unusual willingness to unite so completely, and to follow the leadership of a woman in battle.  Tacitus’ observation that Boudicca released a hare between the two armies before the battle, suggests that this is indication of a priestess seeking augury.  Further that the mutilation of the dead, indicating that many were not just killed but sacrificed to the Celtic Goddess Andrasta, indicates Boudicca's status as a priestess of that goddess. 

Boudicca gave a speech before her final battle:

"It is not as a woman descended from noble ancestry, but as one of the people that I am avenging lost freedom, my scourged body, the outraged chastity of my daughters.  Roman lust has gone so far that not our very persons, nor even age or virginity is left unpolluted. 

But heaven is on the side of the righteous vengeance; a legion which dared to fight has perished; the rest are hiding themselves in their camp, or are thinking anxiously of flight.  They will not sustain even the din and the shout of so many thousands, much less our charge and our blows.

If you weigh well the strength of the armies, and the causes of the war, you will see that in this battle you must conquer or die.  This is a woman's resolve.  As for the men, they may live and be slaves!" 

So, we have alluring glimpses of a Goddess to whom very little is known.  Andraste, warrior Goddess of the Iceni tribe, who accepted sacrifices of hares, and perhaps humans, represented the darkest, and perhaps the most needed, aspects of war-craft to be called upon in times of dire emergency and propitiated with the sacrifice of blood which is considered the most potent magic of all. 

Here in her darkest aspect, she would be seen as the Crone, the Dark Mother, represented by the waning Moon, the Cutter of the Threads, the one to whom all return.  It is not so strange since death is so much a part of warfare.  

Her dark side is tempered by her aspect as Andred; here she is a lunar mother-goddess figure associated with fertility and love, the creator and bringer of life.  It’s also possible that another of her aspects, her maiden or youthful side (whose name we don’t know) was also worshipped as a goddess of the hunt.  As a lunar Goddess, the Maiden, Mother, Crone triplicity would most certainly have been venerated.
Andraste does not appear in Celtic Gaul, though a deity named Andraste is mentioned by the Roman writer, Dio Cassius.  Adrasta (and Andred), however, seems to be related to Andarta in some way.  Andarta is a probable fertility goddess revered by the Gallic Celtic tribe, Vocontii, as their patron.  Her name seems to have derived from either “artos” meaning bear, or “ar” meaning ploughed land.

Incidentally, another goddess, Andrastae, a Hellenized Phrygian mountain goddess of southwestern Turkey, is believed to be a derivative of an Anatolian mountain deity who is known from inscriptions in Greece from Circa 400 BC as a deity who defends the righteous; however, it is uncertain as to whether or not Andrastae is a derivative of the Andraste entreated by Boudicca.
In closing, there are very few documented sure references to or about Andrasta and her aspects and counterparts.  The little information there is has been recounted and retold over again.  Her true origins and purpose are still a mystery, and it is insinuated that this goddess’ myth may be so ancient that we may not know her true story or myth.  All we have are spotted inklings of her and the story of her insinuated by Queen Boudicca’s tale.

In magick and meditation, you can work with Andraste to overcome enemies, but be very mindful of how you approach her and work with her.  Do not approach Andraste (or any war deity or warrior deity) while you are confused, upset, sad, hurt or angry as these feelings may fuel your work as well as hers!  Be very thorough in voicing what it is you want from her and tell her exactly what outcome you want.  Even if you invite her only to be present during your ritual and are not asking for her aid, still be careful; leave no room for this goddess to misunderstand you.  Also, be sure to thank her lavishly and wholeheartedly.  

Since we cannot be sure what types of veneration to give Andraste, the war goddess, Macha’s recommendation is to try hearty things such as mead (or beer) and fine cuts of meat (hare or rabbit, venison, beef, pork, buffalo or ox perhaps) for gifts and offerings.
The best advice is, not to invoke a goddess like Andraste without first studying her and meditating with her and establishing a positive relationship and open lines of clear communication with her.
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Sources:
Books:
-A History of Pagan Europe by Prudence Jones & Nigel Pennick
-Celtic Myth & Magick by Edain McCoy
-Celtic Gods and Goddesses by R.J. Stewart
-Encyclopedia of Gods by Michael Jordan
-The White Goddess by Robert Graves
Website sources:
Encyclopedia Mythica

Boudicca's Army Attacks

Led by Boudicca, about 100,000 British attacked Camulodunum (now Colchester), where the Roans had their main center of rule. With Suetonius and most of the Roman forces away, Camulodunum was not well-defended, and the Romans were drive out. he Procurator Decianus was forced to flee. Boudicca's army burned Camulodunum to the ground; only the Roman templewas left.
Immediately Boudicca's army turned to the largest city in the British Isles, Londinium (London). Suetonius strategically abandoned the city, and Boudicca's army burned Londinium and massacred the 25,000 inhabitants who had not fled. Archaeological evidence of a layer of burned ash shows the extent of the destruction.
Next, Boudicca and her army marched on Verulamium (St. Albans), a city largely populated by Britons who had cooperated with the Romans and who were killed as the city was destroyed.

Changing Fortunes

Boudicca's army had counted on seizing Roman food stores when the tribes abandoned their own fields to wage rebellion, but Suetonius had strategically seen to the burning of the Roman stores. Famine thus struck the victorious army, weakening them.
Boudicca fought one more battle, though its precise location is not sure. Boudicca's army attacked uphill, and, exhausted, hungry, was easy for the Romans to rout. Roman troops of 1,200 defeated Boudicca's army of 100,000, killing 80,000 to their own loss of 400.
What happened to Boudicca is uncertain. It is said she returned to her home territory and took poison to avoid Roman capture.
A result of the rebellion was that the Romans strengthened their military presence in Britain and also lessened the oppressiveness of their rule.
Boudicca's story was nearly forgotten until Tacitus' work, Annals, was rediscovered in 1360. Her story became popular during the reign of another English queen who headed an army against foreign invasion, Queen Elizabeth I.