Episode 32: The Goddess of Scotland, Winter Witch & Queen of the Weather: The CAILLEACH.
Before there was Christianity and the Celtic world became dominated by men, Scotland was under the full influence of a most powerful female Goddess who was responsible for the creation of the Celtic World as well as the weather. You may know her only as "The Hag" but the Cailleach is so so much more than that! So buckle up your buskins, strap on your mutch, gather your staff and hammer and delve into the OG Goddess of Scotland!!
Here's the YouTube version of the audio clip Karen played at the beginning of the episode! And scroll down for a hilarious picture of the "mutch" hat Cailleach was known for wearing!
We don't edit the YouTube version so brace yourselves for amateur hour!!!
Apparently the Goddess of Winter sported one of these sexy hats!! So fierce! YOU GO GIRL!
And now you know why we are laughing so hard!!!
And no, we are NOT late! as you will find out, you've all been dressing up and dooking for apples on the WRONG DAY!!
This week, we discuss the serious topic of Samhain in Scotland, and as usual we are a laughing, ridiculous mess! Come hang out with us as Lucy schools Karen in all things Samhain. From how to say that gosh darn word to how it relates to All Hallows Eve, Halloween, All Saints Day and even Guy Fawkes night.
We talk about some of the more traditional pagan rituals that took place and you will need to keep listening if you want to find out how your shoe can help you find your true love, and whether he will be tall, short or rich or even DIRTY depending on what piece of kale you pull out of your local kale patch. Gather up your bannocks, (sorry not sorry about the dry mouth effect) and come learn with us on this new episode!
As always, we invite you to come hang with us "in person".
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Next week we will be learning about the Cailleach. Stay tuned! And thank you for listening!
Lucy Brydon & Karen Campbell
Talking all things Scotland!