She was a beneficent deity, the patroness and guardian of all maidens (see Berchta).
When as yet to the young world the shining sun was Berchta, the white fleecy clouds were her swans.
The feast of Holda, or Berchta, during the first twelve days of January, was an especial period for those sports.
They solemnized the return of the fiery sun wheel; they traced in those solstice days the operations on earth of Odin and Berchta.
After the introduction of Christianity, Berchta lost her first estate and lapsed into a bogie.
On this account lunar and solar myths, daily and annual myths, enter into the story of Berta or Berchta.
Berchta, however, and her weird troop he saw not; but the food set out for them had disappeared.
Similar stories of golden chips are told about Holda and Berchta.