During my college years, I briefly encountered the White Goddess. She is a triple being--maiden, mother and crone. The three women in this novel depict her perfectly. In fact, this novel is full of myth. However, it touches upon astrophysics as well. Magic happens here, or is that only tricks of memory? For memory is not dependable, nor do people remain the same throughout their lives although they think they do. Read the book. You’ll see what I mean.