9780946487691

Scotland Myths, Legends and Folklore

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  • ISBN13:

    9780946487691

  • ISBN10:

    0946487693

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-06-01
  • Publisher: Luath Pr

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Summary

This is a fascinating book about Scotland drawn from hundreds if not thousands of years of storytelling. From the oral tradition of Scots, Gaelic, and Norse speakers of the past, it presents a new picture of who the Scottish are and where they come from. The stories McHardy recounts may be hilarious, tragic, heroic, frightening, or just plain bizarre, but they all provide an insight into a unique tradition of myth, legend, and folklore that has marked both the language and landscape of Scotland.

Table of Contents

Index Map xi
Map A
xii
Map B
xiv
Map C
xvi
Map D
xviii
Preface 1(2)
Introduction 3(6)
The Hollow Hills
9(11)
The Eildon Hills
9(4)
Tomnahurich
13(1)
Calton Hill
14(2)
The Fairy Hill of Aberfoyle
16(1)
The Two Hunchbacks
17(3)
The Goddess in the Landscape
20(10)
The Cailleach
21(3)
The Carlin
24(2)
Bride / St Brigit
26(4)
The Cateran
30(11)
Serjeant Mor
30(4)
Cam Ruadh
34(4)
Ledenhendrie
38(3)
The Turn of the Seasons
41(9)
Beltane
41(4)
Samhain
45(5)
Saints
50(10)
St Serf
50(2)
St Kentigern
52(2)
St Maelruba
54(1)
St Merchard
55(2)
St Columba
57(1)
St Abban
58(2)
Supernatural Beings
60(12)
Nessie
60(1)
Kelpies
61(1)
Loch Slochd
62(1)
Loch Pityoulish
63(1)
Loch nan Dubrachan
63(1)
A Female Kelpie
64(1)
Silkies
65(2)
Urisks
67(1)
Brownies
68(1)
Glaistigs and Gruagachs
69(1)
A Lochaber Glaistig
69(1)
An Argyll Glaistig
70(2)
Witches and Warlocks
72(11)
A Spell on Eilean Maree
73(1)
Kate McNiven
73(1)
North Berwick Witches
74(3)
The Witches of Auldearn
77(1)
The Witch of Laggan
78(1)
Michael Scot
79(1)
The Wizard Laird of Skene
80(1)
An Edinburgh Warlock
81(2)
Picts
83(11)
The Maiden Stone
84(1)
Martin's Stane
85(2)
A Pictish Centre?
87(1)
Sueno's Stone
87(1)
Vanora's Stone
88(2)
Norrie's Law
90(2)
The Sleeping Pict
92(2)
Giant Lore
94(10)
Lang Johnnie Moir
94(2)
The Fianna
96(3)
The Muileartach
99(1)
The Making of the Outer Hebrides
99(1)
Guru
100(2)
Fear Liath Mor
102(2)
Stone Circles and Standing Stones
104(11)
Clach Ossian
105(2)
The Stone of Odin
107(1)
Deil's Stanes
108(1)
Granish Moor
109(1)
Lang Man's Grave
110(1)
Calanais
111(4)
Wells, Trees and Sacred Groves
115(11)
Nine Maidens Wells
115(1)
Bride's Wells
116(1)
Clootie Wells
116(2)
Eye Wells
118(1)
Moving Wells
118(1)
The Queen and the Well
119(1)
Katherine's Well
120(1)
The Well in Willie's Muir
121(1)
Sacred Trees
122(1)
The Rowan
123(1)
The Yew
124(1)
Sacred Groves
124(2)
Conclusion 126(1)
Further Reading 127

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