Cailleach Light Jar, Winter Goddess Lantern, Primitive Altar light, Winter Lantern


I have created a 16 oz altar primitive light jar featuring Cailleach.

She is holding her magic rod outstretched, ready to strike the ground, bringing the cold and winter with her. The lid of her jar is decorated in purple cotton with a gray cheesecloth. Icy branches encircle the lid with snow on the top. Snow decorates the base of the jar, as well.

Each jar comes with an LED flickering tealight.

To put the tealights in the jars all you have to do is hold the light just above the jar opening and let it gently drop into the jar. It’s that easy. To re-position the light better, gently shake the the jar until it moves to a better position.

To remove the light, take off the lid and tip the jar until the light rolls into your hand.

The Celts worshipped this dark goddess, whose name can be traced through folklore, in stories and song. She is one of the three great ages, according to the Irish Triads 'There are three great ages; the age of the yew tree, the age of the eagle, the age of the Cailleach.'

I am Cailleach, the meager blue hag.
My face is blue
My teeth are red
And I have only one eye.
I am the Winter Queen.
My name means "dark of the sun".
I am ruler of the "Little sun of winter."

She had many names Cailleach Bheur or Carlin in Scotland, Nicneven "Bone Mother ; Cally Berry in northern Ireland; Cailleach ny Groamch "old woman of spells" on the Isle of Man; Black Annis in Britain; the Hag of Beare or Digne in Ireland. She was said to have a blue black face, red teeth, one eye, and white hair.

She carried a magic rod in her hand, in which she struck the ground and turned grass into blade of ice.

I am the Cailleach, Goddess of Winter, Mother of Mountains, Ageless Lady of Dark Places, Ancient Crone of Wisdom. The Winter brings the Spring, and in death, I am endlessly renewed.

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  • Europe : 2 - 3 business days

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Reviews (5)


Love it!! I will definitely send folks your way when they ask about them!! :)

Beautiful! So pleased with my purchase. Thank You Andrea

I love it. So well crafted. Great quality. Fast shipping.

Cailleach arrived today and I love her! Perfect addition to my living room for the coming winter!

The item is absolutely stunning.

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