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Superstition relating to the fairies, 3 January 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/14

Scope and Contents

Superstition relating to the fairies probably collected in Gramasdail/Gramsdale, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula which states that the sithichean are said to be about when the fir chlis [aurora borealis] are out and that the only way to keep them at bay is 'to place an eitig live coal in the breast of a traveller!'.


  • 3 January 1872

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 72 folios ; 12.7 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 10v, line 17 to folio 10v, line 22

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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