CELTIC MYTHOLOGY

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CAILLEACH

Celtic Magic Arts Spirit

Also known as Callech, Caillech, Cailliach, Cailleach Bheur, Cailleach Beara, Cally Berry

An extremely busy hag deity

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.

CAILLEACH FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : CAILLEACH
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : Callech, Caillech, Cailliach, Cailleach Bheur, Cailleach Beara, Cally Berry
Location : Western Europe
Gender : Female
Type : spiritual being

In charge of : Sorcery and Witchcraft
God of : Sorcery

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NOT OKAY, be careful
Popularity index : 5952

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Article last updated on 18 August 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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