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Story antitled 'Daoine Sith-Sithichean' about fairies [sithean] and children, 6 May 1874

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/131

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Daoine Sith-Sithichean' collected from Iain MacLeod, crofter, Bhaltos [Bhaltos/Valtos, Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis] in which the fairies have stolen a child and left a changeling in its place. The changeling is left at the boundary between two townships and the fairies then replace it with the real child. Iain MacLeòid [John MacLeod] saw this being done.

Dates

  • 6 May 1874

Language of Materials

Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 62 folios ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 32r, line 1 to folio 32r, line 9

Bibliography

MacPhail, Malcolm, 'Folkore from the Hebrides, IV', Folklore, vol. 11, no. 4 (1900), p. 443

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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