cailleach

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cailleach

(ˈkæljəx)
n
Scot an old woman
[Gaelic]
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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).