This song always comes to mind when people talk of weather. Fairytales and history give our lives some magic. A blast from the past Richard Burton singing Camelot. 1978 what a long time ago.
"It's true! It's true! The crown has made it clear,
The climate must be perfect all the year."
And another video from my two favourite Yorkshire men, this time about the 'old woman'. the hag, or Cailleach that belongs to myth and legend and who has probably pottered down from the prehistoric, when maybe women had superior powers and ruled but did not quite fit the image of a young nubile woman.
You can find her in the mountain shapes and I once read a book about Tibet where in their mythology the male mountain dominated the female lake.
You can find the Goddess at Callanish in the soft shapes of a line of hills 'The Old Woman of the moors' and you can find her on Yorkshire Moors as the 'Old Wife of the Moors.' Suspend belief for a short while and remember her ;)
Taken from a Margaret Curtis site who spent all her years studying the great Callanish stones and has now become old.
Many years ago I belonged to an online blog called Heritage Action and whilst scouting around for Callanish found this long and articulate article by Tombo. I never met him, or even know his name but spoke to him on forums. The article is a plea to save what is left of the prehistoric remains that are part of our countryside. Roads, railways and quarries cut through these remains, many a prehistoric stone lies under Victorian roads. But his arguments as to how we interpret civilisation against barbarism is very enlightening. The harm that Christianity has done to history is well known, patriarchy subdued the female, till now when we can look back at the literature and art women created under the thumb of so called civilised society.