By Derek C.
A cauldron or boiler is a huge metal pot for cooking or bubbling over an open fire, with an extensive mouth.
In Wicca the Cauldron typically the womb of the Goddess and as an image of conversion. A flexible apparatus to place offerings to the lords of old inside it, brew mixtures, smolder candles and paper spells. They have likewise been utilized by Witches as devices of divination and scrying and holders for hallowed blazes and incense. Regularly devoted to the Goddess Ceridwen, and connected with water and the west.
The Gundestrup cauldron is a luxuriously enlivened silver vessel, thought to date to the first century Bc. It was discovered in 1891 in a peat marsh close to the villa of Gundestrup, Denmark. It is presently housed at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen.