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Cauldron

The Cauldron

The Cauldron is a household formed by like-minded SCA players who enjoyed each others company. They frequently found themselves in each other's company during events, usually because they were all working in the kitchen. House Cauldron contains House Navarre. House Cauldron also contains nominal or fringe players who enjoy playing in the SCA, but might not be willing or able to devote their entire lives to it, but who want somewhere to go when they are able to turn up.

Symbol of the Cauldron

A Cauldron is a large metal pot for cooking or boiling over an open fire and is crucial in the preparation of meals in period.

Members have the Cauldron have chosen it's namesake for the great importance and usefulness during our period.

From Page 35, Every Day Life in Ottoman Turkey by Raphaela Lewis

"even more revered than the standards of their companies were the large copper cauldrons of which each barrack room had 2 or 3, in which their ration of rice was cooked and around which they sat in the evenings. If one of these were ever lost in battle all the officers of the barrack room were dismissed with ignominy and never again accepted into the same company, if indeed into the army at all"

The grail, in Arthurian legend, is also often referred to as "the cauldron" which was supposed to contain divine grace.

The Cauldron is an important symbol in Celtic Mythology - particularly the Cauldron of Plenty. It is said that the Cauldron of Plenty, being charged with the power of the Goddess, could feed all who come before it, heal the sick and wounded, bring the dead back to life and satisfy all desires. It is also said that those who are impure or sinful could not benefit from it.

In line with the Celtic Mythology theme, Cauldron have chosen the following colours for their badge:

  • White/Silver which represents the colour of the maiden
  • Red which represents the mother
  • Black which represents colour of the crone

Four simple rules for the members of Cauldron

  • Have a medieval name by which we can call you
  • Make an attempt at pre-1600 garb
  • You only get out what you put in
  • Turn up and have fun

Household Motto = The whole is greater than the sum of its parts