CAILLEACH - highlighter
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Cailleach is December 2016's monthly Goddess. Each month, I will be formulating a product inspired by a Goddess suggested by my customers. Would you like to suggest a Goddess? You can do so here!
Cailleach is a delicate and heathered pale blue with a copper highlight that didn't want to appear in the photos- it's there in real life! (highlighter, can also be used as an eyeshadow). I had a difficult time finding suitable classical artwork depicting Cailleach that didn't have copyright issues. When I came across this Alphonse Mucha image, depicting an auburn-haired snow queen, I felt like I'd found the perfect image to fit the Cailleach of my imagination- when kindness transforms her from crone to maiden.
Cailleach, Goddess of Winter (from about.com)
The goddess known as Cailleach in Scotland and parts of Ireland is the embodiment of the dark mother, the harvest goddess, the hag or crone entity. She appears in the late fall, as the earth is dying, and is known as a bringer of storms. She is typically portrayed as a one-eyed old woman with bad teeth and matted hair. Mythologist Joseph Campbell says that in Scotland, she is known as Cailleach Bheur, while along the Irish coast she appears as Cailleach Beare. Her name is varied, depending on the county and region in which she appears.
According to The Etymological Dictionary Of Scottish-Gaelic the word cailleach itself means "veiled one" or "old woman". In some stories, she appears to a hero as a hideous old woman, and when he is kind to her, she turns into a lovely young woman who rewards him for his good deeds. In other stories, she turns into a giant gray boulder at the end of winter, and remains this way until Beltane, when she springs back to life.
Available in Three size options:
Contains: mica, titanium dioxide, boron nitride, magnesium myristate, magnesium stearate, carnauba wax, silica, ferric oxide, ferric ferrocyanide
Vegan, not lip safe.