Samhain Crone Goddesses
In the Northern hemisphere the days are getting shorter and there is a chill in the air. The fiery hues of Autumn decorate the trees. We have processed the fruits, vegetables and herbs of the last harvest of the year to sustain us through the Winter.
Samhain is the beginning of the old Celtic new year. The Crone Goddess watches over this night as the spirits of departed loved ones visit the earthly plane. With a bright candle to light their way, food is served for the spirit visitors. Halloween is the modern adaptation of this ancient celebration.
The origin of the witch stirring her cauldron of brew is most likely the image of Cerridwen, an important Celtic Goddess.