Calas comes from the same root as caled, Welsh for “hard,” and means “solidity.”
As an element, calas is the source of form, differentiation, manifestation, and stability. Its image in nature is stone.
Druid Revival lore contains a set of three elements that first appears in Iolo Morganwg’s writings. Whether it’s an invention of Iolo’s or a surviving scrap of some older teaching is anyone’s guess, but the three elements have been part of Druid Revival teaching ever since his time. Their names are Nwyfre, Gwyar, and Calas.
Detail: The name Salsola is derived from Latin salsus, meaning “salt”.
Common names of various members of the Salsola plant genus include tumbleweed, for its wind-blown seed dispersal habit; saltwort, for its salt tolerance; and Russian thistle for its origins, although it is not a thistle.
Detail: King Arthur is a legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against the Saxon invaders in the early 6th century.
LuciusArtoriusCastus was a Roman officer who lived in the late second century.
St. Arzhel was born in Wales in 482, founded a monastery in the Forest of Broceliande in Brittany. Famed as a magician, Arzhel was summoned to King Childebert’s court in Paris. After his death, Arzhel’s name was invoked to end droughts.
Detail: In medieval European lore, Griselda was the wife of nobleman who tolerated any annoyance or grief he caused her. She is known in several literary works, including the Canterbury Tales and the Decameron, as “Patient Griselda.”
In the Clerk’s Tale in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Lord Walter, an Italian Nobleman takes the Shepherd girl Griselda as his wife.
Griselda Marchbanks personally examines Harry Potter in his O.W.L.s.