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Charm for healing, 10 April 1874

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/90

Scope and Contents

Charm for healing probably collected from Fionaghal MacLeod [Flora MacLeod], cottar, at Carnan, Iocar [Càrnan, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The charmer has to take water from a well at sunrise in a particular manner and three stones from the edge or bottom of the well. One stone is thrown over their shoulder with a phrase beginning 'Rosad [ag]us farmad na bhas deoi a bheo'aich (no'n) duine' and the other two are put in the water with silver or a brooch '6d is broken money & will not do' and taken home. The charmer sprinkles the water on the animal or person with a verse and then the illness leave the sick animal or person and enters the charmer making them 'sick for 24 hours'. The charmer 'would require to be well paid - some thing must be given her - even a pin'.

Dates

  • 10 April 1874

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 93 folios ; 20.5 x 13.2 cm