Mater Dea is an up and coming pagan musical group from Italy. They submitted this article and Dee from Pagan FM was kind enough to translate it for us.
Mater Dea was born when two musicians, Simon Papa and Marco Strega, engaged in a remarkable collaboration. Coming from very different musical traditions, they nevertheless share a common passion for the dreamy, haunting and rarified ambience of Celtic music. The common denominator in this project, besides the musical ambiance, is the lyrics in which natural elements, marvellous creatures, and fantasy compete to draw the listener into a surreal dimension, which brings one into contact with the ancient cult of the Great Mother.