21 Dec 2015

Cailleach - The Gaelic Weather Hag

Cailleach is the 'Divine Hag' - a fairy goddess misquoted by the Christians as being both evil or old - of the Wind and Rain. Strongly associated with Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Some have speculated that the Christian Sheela Na Gig imagery may have been intended to mock and degrade the Divine Hags of pagan Ireland. Thereby, speeding in the archetype of the Virgin Mary to replace the image of mad Gaelic Hag with her vagina spread open and her ugly, almost psychotic expression. The Cailleach is especially prevalent to the windswept west coast of Ireland and in particular the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare.

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