Women, Witches and the Wild Hunt
The wild hunt raced through the sky, taking its monstrous regiment of women, led by the Lady, to terrorise the world. The witches of the Sabbat rode into the night and the folk traditions bend and weave this story like those classical paintings of beautiful and tempting half-naked women riding and fighting. And back in the real world is a woman, of varying degrees of beauty and youth, who gives you a love potion, a poultice for your boil and is also the local midwife. The chances that she flew on a broomstick with no knickers is fantastical, and the underwear part, probably medieval wishful thinking. But the folklore says that on epiphany, the Lady, with her wild hunt, would visit the chosen hedge witch and woe betide that woman if she has not laid out a feast and entertainment for her surprised guests.
As you talk one word leads to another and if you are not careful you find a story has been made. There is something so essential and comforting about sitting down and being told a story.
Sarah Lloyd Winder loves to tell stories. She is a professional performance storyteller who seeks out tales from around the world to tell at a variety of venues and situations. These are stories of beauty, horror, comedy, and the way people act. Some are funny, some are sad, but they all take us to the world of the story.
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