According to some people, cailleach as a period of time is the first week of April, and is represented as a wild hag with a venomous temper, hurrying about with a magic wand in her withered hand switching the grass and keeping down vegetation, to the... CARMINA GADELICA HYMNS AND INCANTATIONS - Page 236by ALEXANDER CARMICHAEL - 1900Full view
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John Matthews - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2002 - 357 pages
...character to at least suggest this. Highland folk-lore describes her as a venomous old hag who: 'When . . . the grass, upborne by the warm sun, the gentle dew...disappears in a whirling cloud of angry passion.' (173) This may seem to take us a long way from the 'Witch' Ceridwen, boiling up her Cauldron to give...