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Charm entitled 'Eolas Nam Mam', 24 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/132

Scope and Contents

Charm entitled 'Eolas Nam Mam' [Charm of the Swellings] collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann in which an axe is dipped in a pitcher of water and its edge put to the afflicted person reciting a charm beginning 'Bi si[u]d air Mam Chluaini, Bi so air Mam Ratagain'. Carmichael notes 'There must be seven mams.'


  • Creation: 24 June 1887

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 28r, line 17 to folio 28v, line 6


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol. IV (Edinburgh, 1941), pp. 276-279

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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