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Showing posts with label Grimalkin. Show all posts

Paganism & Wicca - What Is A Grimalkin?

 

In Shakespeare's Macbeth, one of the witches declares, "I come, Graymalkin." She's responding to a call from her animal companion. 


  • Graymalkin translates to "gray cat." 
  • “Malkin” was a nickname for Maud or Matilda, two prominent female names in the past. 

  • In the same way that “Rover” is now recognized to refer to a companion dog. 
  • The phrase was eventually accepted as a generic moniker for cats (and sometimes bunnies). 
  • The term, on the other hand, has a secondary connotation of "untidy lady." 
  • The term was most usually spelt “grimalkin” by the 1630s.


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