Caillach Oidche

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CAILLACH OIDCHE. AKA - "An Cailleach Oiche." AKA and see "Chailleach Oidhche," "Miss MacKenzie of Gairloch." Irish, Reel. Caoimhin Mac Aoidh [1] explains the title directly translates as "The Night Hag" but literally means "The Owl." The usage is derived from the belief that witches (i.e. hag) had the ability to transform themselves into the form of an owl to help conduct their nocturnal business.

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  1. Caoimhin Mac Aoidh, Between the Jigs and Reels', 1994