Episode #12: The Wisdom of Evergreens and the Cailleach in Winter Folklore

As we enter the winter season, let’s take a moment to tap into the Ancestral folklore perspective of this time of year. As the days get colder and darker, it’s important to lean into both community and rest. In this episode of Belonging, we’re looking at some of the winter folklore associated with this season that the ancestors leaned on to cope with feelings of despair and darkness during the winter season. We’re looking at the wisdom of the Evergreens, the Cailleach, and the connection to light and fire.

“Winter is here to teach us about rest, about grief, about the importance of community, and about trust that we can be light and light will return.”


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What are your traditions around the winter solstice?


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