Thank you to all of you that followed me for the A to Z Blogging Challenge. I appreciate all of the support. The format for the challenge worked so well I thought I would incorporate it into my Faerie Friday posts.
Sort of like this but not really.
Origin: Wales (Welsh)
Description: The Gwrach Y Rhibyn is a hag and she looks like one. She has tangled red hair, sunken eyes and a hooked nose. She has really long, black teeth. What really gets me are the disproportionally long, shriveled arms. Yuck.
Her deal: She is a Welsh Banshee. She follows besides a person she wants to warn. She is invisible to said person. When she comes to a crossroad or stream, she lets out her warning. It could be one of a couple things. “My husband” means you husband is going to die. “My wife” means your wife is going to die. “My child,” means… well, I think you get the picture. If you can’t make out she is saying, you are going to die.
Many scholars look at her as an ancestral figure or a mother goddess. Have you noticed that a lot of the old mother goddesses are now portrayed as hags? I spell a conspiracy!