Old gods are ancestors, Scottish folk counted on and respected as shapers of the land. Those they may turn to for advice and aid in times of trouble.
I‘m sitting on a train. It’s like a liminal space, I’m not moving but rushing forward at the same time. Travelling through the amazing Scottish landscape, it’s always a joy. Even though a…
It’s the time of the year when I start thinking about the more witchier side of life. Wrapped in warm blankets, looking out across to Fife and beyond as the…
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As we move into the winter months I can’t think of a more appropriate force and mythological figure to write about. The Callieach is someone very close to me, and a reason why this website is called as it is. Recently I have noticed with interest posts written about her, some accurate some not so much, so I thought I would offer my humble opinion on this fascinating figure.
The inspiration for this site and what we are attempting to achieve came from a number of ideas that had been ruminating for a long time. One of these stories is about a Airmid from the Tuatha de dannann.