Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Là na Caillich, 2014

The Day of the Hag copyright ©Kathryn Price NicDhàna for Gaol Naofa
  Day of The Hag 
photo montage copyright ©2014 Kathryn NicDhàna 
from images of the Romsey Sheela and the equinox illumination of Sliabh na Caillí, Éire

Whether as early as March 18, Sheelah's Day
in Ireland, or April 6, Là na Caillich by
the old calendar in the colder climes
of Scotland, or somewhere in between,
when the Equinox sunrise illuminates
the chamber at Sliabh na Caillí, this
is the time of year when the Hag
renews herself. And as she does so,
she brings life to the land.

She waves her branch to raise the winds,
to bring the last snow of the winter,
to turn the seasons of the year. 

Until Samhain when she ushers in the
winter again by washing her great plaid
in the whirlpool of Coire Bhreacain,
bringing the snow to cover the land.


We still have more in the works for the season, including an overhaul of the Sheela website with new content, and additional Gaol Naofa videos. But sending you all greetings today, since the 25th is the modern calendar date of Là na Caillich. Hope everyone's having a good Spring! Slàinte Mhath!

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