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Snakes

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Story and notes about snakes, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/39
Scope and Contents Story and notes about snakes collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay, describing when and how the snake sheds its skin; how a man saw a snake jump twelve feet in the air after he had threatened it; that all the belly scales are used in travelling and that they will chase children but not adults. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887

Story entitled 'La-fheil bride' about Mrs Major MacLeod, c1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/48
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'La-fheil bride' [Latha Fheille Bhrìde or St Bridget's Day] telling how on hearing that it was St Bridget's Day, Mrs Major MacLeod, the daughter of Flora MacDonald, 'started up got a stocking put something in it probably a piece of peat and proceded to pound it down with a mallet' repeating a rhyme beginning 'La-fheil-Bride thig niean Imhir as an toll'. This was a custom believed to stop snakes from stinging the person who did this for the whole year. St Bridget's Day was when...
Dates: c1875

Vocabulary note entitled 'Clach Nathrach' and accompanying stories, 1895

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/81
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Clach Nathrach' describing it as an 'accumulation of liquid matter form the mouth of the serpent' and where and how it is formed. He recalls having seeing a clach nathrach when at school in Uig, Lewis which was found by 'the herd boy of Croulista...on the south side of Suanaval hill' [Suaineabhal, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. MacRury notes the clach nathrach as being valued for its healing properties and...
Dates: 1895