She comes from ancient antiquity, an old woman with boar tusks, a single piercing eye and a surprising line in rock-throwing. Legends about her abound all over Ireland and Scotland where she has many local names and foibles.
CAILLEACH is a busy hag — among her duties she deals in harvests and fertility as well as protection. Having sex with kings is apparently a perk of the job.
Eventually she turns to stone and is reborn — we imagine as a pebble. So look for a very haggard piece of rock on Beltane or a chip off the old block on Samhain.
We are hoping to interview her for a more in-depth article soon.