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Story entitled 'Sithichean Sithein Chaiplig' about a fairy woman, 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/141

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Sithichean Sithein Chaiplig' about a man walking past Sithean Chaiplig on a warm summer's day when he hears sounds of churning coming from the hill and feels thirsty. As soon as he thinks this, a fairy woman appears and offers him a cup of buttermilk. The man is afraid and refuses, saying that he does not need it, to which the woman says that if he did not want the drink he should not have asked. She then asks him if he is afraid it will harm him to which he replies that he is. She then states that if it harms him, she wishes a disease on herself which means that she will have no descendants.


  • Creation: 1891

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 62 folios ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 37r, line 12 to folio 37v, line 12


MacPhail, Malcolm, 'Folkore from the Hebrides, IV', Folklore, vol. 8, no. 4 (1897), pp. 380-381

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