Old Woman


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An old woman is an archetypal symbol whose feminine energy is the power of life and death, having brought forth life as a mother and now ushering in the last phase of life as physical deterioration leads to mortal death.

Old Woman

of Surrey “morn, noon, and night in a hurry.” [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 117]
See: Frenzy
References in classic literature ?
Pray, sir,' said the old woman, 'didn't I see you come out of that gentleman's house?
I remember, my good sir, I remember quite well your coming here," the old woman said distinctly, still keeping her inquiring eyes on his face.
The old woman crossed the room and stopped before her, raising her weak and watery eyes to the fresh young face of the newcomer.
And then the old woman went into the water, caught hold of the boat with her crooked stick, drew it to the bank, and lifted little Gerda out.
My brother, although the old woman was a stranger to him, did not hesitate to do as she wished.
A weary and lonesome time yonder old couple have of it," remarked the old woman, smiling in the lady's face.
While they were talking, Robin had been nimbly changing clothes with the old woman, through the window, and in a jiffy he stood forth complete, even to the spindle and twine.
The old woman has destroyed all my brethren in fire and smoke; she seized sixty of them at once, and took their lives.
And I obliged the old woman and spake thus unto her:
Your house did, anyway," replied the little old woman, with a laugh, "and that is the same thing.
I have a daughter,' said the old woman, 'who is so beautiful that she has not her equal in the world, and is well fitted to be your wife; if you will make her lady-queen I will show you the way out of the wood.
Tip was made to carry wood from the forest, that the old woman might boil her pot.