Powerful elder women in European myth & folklore
tradition-bearers, wisdom-keepers, tellers of tales
Tales of the wise women
From August 2022, I’ll be adding here links to the full texts of the folk tales featuring powerful elder women which are discussed in Hagitude, along with information about archetypal elder women who appear in European mythology.
Over the course of the next year, as the Hagitude program progresses, we’ll be discovering additional stories from Europe and around the world which feature elder women. This is a key part of the Hagitude Revolution, and we look forward to seeding the stories into the world.
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.
Click on the modules below to read or listen to the full story; new stories are being added regularly, so do check back
Audio: stories read by Sharon Blackie
Other European stories
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