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Story entitled 'An t-Each Uisge' about a water-horse in Crageo, Lewis, 1874 and 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/148

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'An t-Each Uisge' about a water-horse in Crageo [Crà-geò [Loch Cràgach], Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis] who regularly visits three houses when the husband is away. Once the husband, a cattleman, put on his wife's clothes and started spinning thread. The water-horse came to the door, saw him and went away never to return confused that the woman of the house should be spinning but also have a beard, 'An cuigeal siud/ud a th'aigesan, Us feusag air a ghuibean aige.'


  • Creation: 1874 and 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 41v, line 7 to folio 41v, line 13

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