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Cailleach Bheur

Author: Obsidian

Genteel crone. Scottish

A giantess associated with Winter. She is said to be blue in color, and a peculiarity of hers is that she emerges on Samhain as a ancient hag, gradually ages in reverse, and disappears at Beltain as a young and beautiful maiden.

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