cailleach


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cailleach

(ˈkæljəx)
n
Scot an old woman
[Gaelic]
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Leith Hill Legasi has disappointed on her last two outings at Towcester and Fontwell, but her Uttoxeter performance when third to Cailleach Annie in December off 86 shows that the ability remains.
Tha i a' leantainn anns na lorgan aig Tormod MacGilleEathain, Cailleach an Deacoin, agus Tom MacIomhair agus Donnie MacAonghais, dithis a bha cho math ri Morecambe is Wise.
For more on the old woman as a potentially powerful and hence threatening witch see d' Este, Visions of the Cailleach.
Morgan translated Shakespeare's 'Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts' as 'Cwa sichtless cailleachs o the warks o daith', using the Gaelic word cailleach ('old woman/ hag') for spirit.
Vivid descriptions of a re-imagined technological Underworld include the Celtic goddess Cailleach registering the dead on a computer.
Gemma Jones is The Cailleach of the spirit world, Colin Morgan is Merlin, Richard Wilson is Gaius and John Hurt the Voice of the Dragon.
The jigs played during this programme are Up And About In The Morning and Willie Clancy's version of Cailleach An Airgid, The Hag With The Money.
The first section, "Cailleach," features cailleach or hag personae representing the "shadow" aspect or dark side of femininity that must be avowed and integrated into the self.
US poetry; Leanna O'Sullivan, 27 - Cailleach (Bloodaxe Books).
The Cailleach, The Thistle of Scotland THE reason the thistle became the national symbol of Scotland is open to question but one of the best stories involves the Danish army invading the Highlands in the 11th Century.
It is also said that one of the great enemies of the Fionna, the immense sea-hag, Cailleach Bheur, can spawn dragons from her corpse by contact with the sea: "A worm creeping out from one of her bones will on reaching water become a fierce dragon" (Mackenzie viii).
The mortal mother of the changeling baby must visit the cailleach, who lives in a cabin on the lonely moor, to find wisdom.