The Cailleach - goddess of the ancestors, wisdom that comes with age, the weather, time, shape-shifting and winter. Within the pages of this book Rachel Patterson gives the reader an introduction to the mysteries, myths, legends and magic of the ancient hag goddess The Cailleach, drawing upon ancient legends, stories told and her own experiences.
She likes to laugh...and eat cake...
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Pagan Portals :The Cailleach by Rachel Patterson introduces us to a very important character in both the craft and folk mythology. The Cailleach represents wisdom gained over time. When you think of the old woman of the village who knew how to use the herbs to create a remedy then you have one part of who The Cailleach is. She also inhabits the folk tales tricking the unwary and revealing the false.
Rachel explores various myths because each region had a tendency to view The Cailleach differently. Those who are inspired by Her, learn from Her. This is also a chapter devoted to working magic with The Cailleach.
The book is written in a very readable style complete with folk tales, poems, even a recipe or two. If you're into Goddess worship or just want to know more about the Cailleach, then this is your book.