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Cailleach Bheur

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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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The Cailleach
She had many names Cailleach Bheur or Carlin in Scotland; Cally Berry in northern.
instance, as we show, she is called Cailleach Bheur, and, like other archaic tribal deities and ghosts, she was the enemy of mankind.
C, coll, obselete, the hazel. The totem bird for this letter is the corr or
Hag (Lowland Scotland), or the Cailleach Bheur (the Bear. Woman of Highland Scotland). The word probably came to.
Cruachan is a mural of inlaid woods, by artist Elizabeth Faulkner, which depicts the legend of Cruachan.
Jul 19, 2011 TR97109401. 2/26/2010 Breeder: Juanita Heidebrecht. Sire: Ch.

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female phantoms – the Green Lady, Black Lady and Blue Lady – all seem to be variations on older Faery archetypes: the death-bringing Bean Nighe; the vampiric Baobhan Sidhe (a nasty piece of work) and the chilling 'Winter Queen', the Cailleach Bheur.

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Cailleach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Caillech Bheur | Mysterious Britain & Ireland
May 30, 2009 The Cailleach Bheur was a blue hag, said to frequent parts of the Scottish Highlands.
Celtic Gods and Goddesses
CAILLEACH BHEUR, (Scottish, Irish, Manx) [COY-lck or CALL-y'ach] Also: Caillech Beine Bric; The Cailleach; Crone of Beare.
Cailleach, the Ruler of Winter
Mythologist Joseph Campbell says that in Scotland, she is known as Cailleach Bheur, while along the Irish coast she appears as Cailleach Beare.
The Hermitage: Cailleach Bheur
Dec 28, 2007 SCOTTISH MYTHOLOGY tells of a blue-faced hag associated with winter – the Cailleach Bheur.