Seal an Cailleach, pronounced: Shall On Klye-ee-ock, is an Irish translation of a very popular term. It means Season of the Witch.
The Cailleach is a powerful figure of old Irish folk lore who is said to be a practitioner of magic, a shaper of the landscape and a keeper of the harvest. She is described as a elderly woman or crone.
Farmers in Ireland would compete not to be last to gather in their harvest of grain. It was believed that whoever was last would take in the Cailleach, and she would need her due proportion of the harvest to sustain her throughout the winter. Those who failed to show due care and respect for her invariably found themselves with a harvest of troubles.
In Irish, the word Cailleach means 'old woman' or 'hag' and so we can see how this, added to the ancient beliefs of power and mysticism, then filtered through the lens of the popular media representation leads us to its current use to mean 'witch'.
No matter whether you adhere to the old ways or the new, it would be fair to say one should always take care during Seal an Cailleach, the Season of the Witch.
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