Siobain works for a language company in Italy. She has an MA in Gaelic literature from University College Cork. Her research topics are The Cailleach and eco-folklore. She is a Content Editor and Twitter Guest Host for Folklore Thursday. Follow Siobain on Twitter here .

The Cailleach, which translates as ‘old woman’, ‘hag’, and ‘veiled one’, exists in both Irish and Scottish Gaelic, and is