Elen of the Ways is an ancient Celtic goddess whose presence is thought to trace back to Paleolithic times. Little has survived of her story, but she is thought to be the feminine equivalent of the Green Man.
Elen is associated with sovereignty, as well as with the awakening of Kundalini energy, especially as expressed through the land. She governs ley lines, waterways (especially underground rivers and streams), paths and tracks - any routes of transportation of people, animals, water, or other energies over and through the land. The animals most sacred to her include the Deer and Reindeer, and she often appears as an antlered Goddess.
Elen is an excellent archetype to call on for assistance with energizing mind, body, and spirit—especially Kundalini awakening —as well as deepening connections with and understanding of the land. She supports those who embark on shamanic journey practices, offering protection as well as guidance on the way. And she can help one to maintain sovereignty, one's original, "wild" connection to spirit and to the land.