"As in many traditions in which a goddess bestows kingship, the Lady of the Lake, a mysterious Celtic goddess, gave King Arthur the sword Excalibur & thus established his power & his right to be king. Before he died, Arthur restored the sword to her, & it now remains with her beneath the waters of the deep.
Water, the source of all life, has long been the domain of the goddess. Lakes represent both the source of creative power & the land of the dead, life-giving & death or renewal being the 2 main functions of the goddess. Water indicates both consciousness & revelation. The Lady of the Lake is a guide to the mysterious realms of emotion & renewal, a source of immense creativity. She can give us the energy we need to rule our lives."