2 edition of Scottish folk-lore found in the catalog.
|Other titles||Reminiscences of Aberdeenshire from pinafore to gown|
|LC Classifications||PS8451 N4 S3|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||245|
A marvellous and indispensible treasury of Scottish folklore and folk belief from the world of Celtic magic, gods and fairies, to the prophesies of the Brahan seer, second sight, witchcraft, earth magic, selkies, changelings and a host of traditional spells and cures. Additional Physical Format: Print version: Anderson, Duncan, Scottish folk-lore. Toronto: G.N. Morang, (OCoLC) Material Type.
Notes on the Folk-Lore of the North-East of Scotland by Walter Gregor  The Prophecies of the Brahan Seer by Alexander Mackenzie, intro. by Andrew Lang  The tale of the famed Scottish clarivoyant and his amazing, and very specific, predictions. Brittany. Legends and Romances of Brittany by Lewis Spence  Folk Tales of Brittany. Scottish Folklore Book Summary: This work provides an A-Z of locations throughout Scotland and the folklore associated with each place. It traces the roots and traditions of Scottish folklore, and discusses recurring themes and influences. The book also contains a guide to studying Scottish folklore, and a subject and location index.
The Story of Major Weir, Major Weir was the last man executed for witchcraft in Scotland in He lived with his unmarried sister, Grizel, in the West Bow - a Z-shaped street near Edinburgh Castle, "composed of tall antique houses, with numerous dovecot-like gables projecting over the footway, full of old inscriptions and sculpturings, presenting at every few steps some darkest. Full text of "Scottish folk-lore; or, Reminiscences of Aberdeenshire from pinafore to gown" See other formats.
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Scottish mythology is the collection of myths that have emerged throughout the history of Scotland, sometimes being elaborated upon by successive generations, and at other times being rejected and replaced by other explanatory narratives.
The myths and legends of Scotland have a "local colour" as they tell about the way of life during the olden. Scottish Folklore Anthologies. An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales by Theresa Breslin. I love this oversized book with its gorgeous illustrations.
Collections are great for kids who want to get a comprehensive view of the folklore from a particular geographic region. In this book Ellen Evert Hopman made a great extent of Scottish lore available to the layperson. The book draws from many specialized texts that can be exceedingly costly and hard to find.
It really is not the type of book that one reads straight through. I am an avid reader of folklore and I took it section by section/5(31). Selkies were mythical creatures that could transform themselves from seal to human form and back again.
The legend of the selkie apparently originated on the Orkney and Shetland Islands where selch or selk (ie) is the Scots word for seal. Tales once abounded of a man who found a beautiful female selkie sunbathing on a beach, stole her skin and. Scottish folk tales circulated through the mouths of peasants, but were welcomed by all.
The folklore of Scotland is a tapestry of culture and history, but more importantly, a portal for the imagination. Charles Tibbits, an editor at W.W. Gibbings, helped compile a collection of 33 tales from Scotland into Folk-Lore and Legends: Scotland.
County Folk-Lore, vol. 7: Examples of Printed Folk-Lore concerning Fife, with Some Notes on Clackmannan and Kinross-Shires. London: Published for the Folk-Lore Society by Sidgwick and Jackson, This digitized book (available in various formats) is presented by the Internet Archive. Simpson, Eve Blantyre.
Folk Lore in Lowland Scotland. This is a collection of Scottish folklore which will appeal to all ages. There are animal tales, stories of the fairies of Scotland including Brownies, Bogles, Kelpies, Mermaids and others, and tales of.
A brownie or broonie (), also known as a brùnaidh or gruagach (Scottish Gaelic), is a household spirit from British folklore that is said to come out at night while the owners of the house are asleep and perform various chores and farming tasks. The human owners of the house must leave a bowl of milk or cream or some other offering for the brownie, usually by the ng: Legendary creature.
In The Year of Natural Scotland, there was a national consultation to establish what should be Scotland’s National Tree. In the second in the series of blogs on the folklore of Scotland’s wildlife, Director of Training, Myles Farnbank explores the folklore and medicinal uses of the ‘top three’ Scottish native trees as voted for by the Scottish public.
Not gonna to lie - this is a book that you never really finish. More like a dictionary of Scottish Folk Lore, it's packed with tales of witches and fairies and of course, Auld Nick. Great reference guide and makes you recall all the bits of folk lore and tales you may have heard about your own area that may not be included in the book/5.
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Scottish Folk-Lore and Folk Life [Donald A. Mackenzie] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Scottish Folk-Lore and Folk Life. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Mackenzie, Donald A. (Donald Alexander), Scottish folk-lore and folk life.
London, Blackie, Fan of this book. Help us introduce it Recent Forum Posts on Scottish Folk Lore and Legends. True Thomas. I'm a huge fan of mythology and the Story of Thomas of Ercildoune/Thomas the Rymer/True Thomas is one of my favourites.
So popular a myth Cicelia Dart Thorton even added him in to her BitterByne Saga. Get this book in print. Scottish folk-lore and folk life: studies in race, culture and tradition Chapter chief connected connexion custom death demon dogs early east Edinburgh edition England entered evidence fairies Finlay fire folk-lore folk-tale follow Gaelic giant given gives glaistig goddess Grant grave green grey hair hand hare.
Background. Scotland has a rich Celtic History going back over 2, years, at a time when superstition was rife and where unusual events were "explained" by stories and inventions which were then passed on by word of mouth.
It is therefore not surprising that Scotland has an extensive heritage of myths and legends. There is an introduction to Celtic Mythology and Celtic Folklore.
"Scottish pork taboo" was Donald Alexander Mackenzie's phrase for discussing an aversion to pork amongst Scots, particularly Highlanders, which he believed to stem from an ancient l writers who confirmed that a prejudice against pork existed, or a superstitious attitude to pigs, do not see it in terms of a taboo related to an ancient cult.
Unwrapping Scottish superstitions, traditions and customs Amy Robertson Octo View Comments In a country with such a rich heritage as Scotland, it’s not surprising that a number of superstitions derive from here, and we have one or two curious customs that many still adhere to today.
County Folk-Lore, vol. 3: Examples of Printed Folk-lore Concerning the Orkney and Shetland Islands. London: Published for the Folk-Lore Society by David Nutt, Grierson, Elizabeth W.
The Scottish Fairy Book. With illustrations by Morris Meredith Williams. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, Print. It is a useful manual of magic, an unusual tourist guide to Scotland, certainly a delightful read, and at the very least, a comprehensive and thoroughly footnoted collection of folk lore for humorless librarians and scholars.
Matthew Wood MS (Scottish School of Herbal Medicine) Registered Herbalist (American Herbalists Guild). This book was an interesting read. It contains many different tidbits of Scottish folk-lore and superstitions, including history and reasons for some superstitions that are still around today (how 4-leaf clovers are lucky, what sort of bad luck breaking a mirror brings, ect)/5(28).The collection of Celtic folktales consists of nine books with stories: 26 Celtic folktales, English folktales, 38 Irish folktales, 33 Scottish folktales and 24 Welsh folktales.
Celtic Fairy Tales.The collection of folktales from Scottland consists of one book with 33 folktales. Folk-Lore and Legends: Scotland Notes: Contains 33 Scottish folktales.