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[Isle of Lewis] [Ross and Cromarty] Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Story entitled 'Airidh Mhuthair' about water-horses murdering young women, 1874 and 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/149
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Airidh Mhuthair' [Àirigh Mhuthair] in which three girls are staying on Airidh Mhuthair when three water-horses dressed as three handsome men join them. In the dead of night, two of the water-horses kill two of the girls. The third girl runs away and is pursued by the third water-horse who curses her in verse, the curse beginning, 'Cha b'e an airi shubhach, Ach an airi dhudbhach dheurach'. Carmichael notes, writing in landscape, that the girl got away because she was fleet of...
Dates: 1874 and 1891

Story entitled 'Airidh Neill' about a water-horse at Airidh Neill and Neill's dogs, 1874 and 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/151
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Airidh Neill' about a water-horse which arrives at Airidh Neill nam Beann [Àirigh Nèill] nam Beann disguised as a woman. The dog senses it is a water-horse and begins to snarl. The water-horse asks Niall to tie up his dogs but Niall refuses. He throws the water-horse some meat, which it eats in one go. Eventually the dog is let out and is unharmed but when the bitch is let out it kills the water-horse and the water-horse turns into a big white mare on the shore. Niall tied his...
Dates: 1874 and 1891