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Customs related to fortune-telling, c1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/31

Scope and Contents

Customs related to fortune-telling including putting the white of an egg into a glass of clean water and the drawing out of a stack of a craobh-chorc [oat-tree-stalk] using the teeth. The number of grains remaining indicated the number of children and if the top grain came off, the person died.


  • Creation: c1870

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Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 39 folios ; 26.3 x 22.1 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 32v, line 5 to folio 32v, line 18

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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