Celtic Circle. A Brass Rubbing taken from a medieval design from the Book of Kells
From the Book of the Kells
Cailleach is a Celtic Crone Goddess who embodies winter. She is sometimes depicted as a one-eyed giantess who leaps from peak to peak, wielding Her magical white rod and blasting the vegetation with frost. "In her head was one deep pool-like eye, Swifter than a star in winter, Upon her head gnarled brushwood, like the clawed old wood of the aspen root..." ~ Campbell: The Yellow Muilearteach
Oya is the guardian of the realm between life and death; as such, She is not only the Goddess of spirit communication, funerals and cemeteries but also the Goddess of clairvoyance, psychic abilities, intuition and rebirth. She can call forth the spirit of death, or hold it back - such is the extent of Her power.. Because of Her affiliation to the dead, and Her intense knowledge of the magick arts, Oya is also known as "the Great Mother of the Elders of the Night (Witches)".