The Hag of Beara
Ancient • 4m 16s
The Hag of Beara, also known as the Hag of Winter, was a mythical figure that predated Christianity in Ireland. She was regarded by people as the mother protector / creator of the landscape. Like many pagan gods and traditions, she did not escape the intolerant wave of Christianity that swept across Ireland in the 5th century. But the legend of this Celtic goddess of winter lives on in southwest Ireland. Producer and presenter Matt Sullivan explores the local folklore that still survives about the Hag.
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