During the Celtic Revival, a mystic, Robert Graves had visionary experiences during ritual likely while using plant ethenogens and wrote a book about his experiences with the white faced goddess(es). He wrote his new visions down in a book called the White Goddess—the goddess of poetry and a muse to him. He wrote this book as a new epic and did not claim it was historical. In fact he said no scholars of the time would even peer review it. He described this in his preface and published his book. Other mystics loved his upg and confirmed it in their own practices. The goddesses came to them like that, at three ages, associated with the moon, etc. And it started to be absorbed into the Pagan revival. However, what would be false is to say that the ancients saw their triple goddesses as specifically Mother Maiden Crones. Although Macha was a mother who lost her twins, Badb appeared as a gray haired woman at times, and also the Morrigan appeared as a girl washing a bloody shirt at a ford. Yet, there are many more ways she appeared beyond that! As a warrior queen, as a blind hag, as a wolf as an eel, as a crow, as a cow with its calf and so on. Anyone who cites the White Goddess as a history of ancient paganism is wrong—they ignored the authors own description and admissions of what the work was. And anyone who doesn’t cite anything and just claims the ancients saw their triple goddesses as Maiden Mother Crones is also wrong. However, to say that many people have met her in that way since Graves saw her that way would be correct.