Crone Goddess of Winter
11.7 x 8.3 inc
Watercolor on paper
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The Cailleach - Crone goddess of the ancestors, wisdom that comes with age, the weather, time, shape-shifting and winter. She can appear to be fearsome and she is most definitely powerful as the hag of winter, woman of stones, bone mother, a goddess of death, the dark mother, the harvest goddess, an ancestress who rules the dark half of the year and is as ancient as the earth itself, but she does have a nurturing side; she is the spirit of the land and allows us to peek at the wisdom we need to let go of what no longer serves us and look forward to what is yet to come.
Let us not forget that to have rebirth there must be death first. Without the Cailleach culling the plants in the winter they would not survive the harsh weather." ~ Rachel Patterson, The Cailleach