The Stories

Powerful elder women in European myth & folklore

tradition-bearers, wisdom-keepers, tellers of tales

Tales of the wise women

From August 2022, you’ll find here links to the full texts of the myths and folk tales which are discussed in Hagitude.


The Old Woman. The one who haunted the edgelands; the mysterious shadow in the heart of the darkwood. The exile, the rebel, the one who shrugged off the fetters of conventional society; the one who imagined and cultivated her own vision of how the world should be, thank you very much.

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