Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland
Tales and Traditions Collected Entirely from Oral Sources
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Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland Tales and Traditions Collected Entirely from Oral Sources

By John Gregorson Campbell
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  • WITCHCRAFT AND SECOND SIGHT IN THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND
    • CONTENTS
    • CHAPTER I. BLACK WITCHCRAFT.
      • WITCHES AND MILK.
      • COUNTER-CHARMS.
      • GOING TO SEA.
      • RAISING STORMS AND DROWNING PEOPLE.
      • WITCHES AS SHEEP.
      • WITCHES AS HARES.
      • WITCHES AS CATS.
      • WITCHES AS RATS.
      • WITCHES AS GULLS.
      • WITCH AS CORMORANT.
      • WITCHES AS WHALES.
      • DELAYING THE BIRTH OF A CHILD.
      • CLAY CORPSE.
      • SILVER SIXPENCE.
      • SAVING HORSES.
      • TAILOR AND WITCHES.
      • CELEBRATED WITCHES.
      • WIZARD RISING AFTER DEATH.
      • HOW TO DETECT WITCHES.
    • CHAPTER II. WHITE WITCHCRAFT.
      • EOLAS.
      • CURE FOR THE EVIL EYE.
      • CHARM FOR SPRAINS.
      • CHARM FOR BRUISES.
      • CHARM FOR RHEUMATIC PAINS.
      • CHARM FOR CONSUMPTION.
      • FOR AFFECTIONS OF THE CHEST.
      • CHARM FOR TOOTHACHE.
      • MADE FOR MERRION MACFADYN.
      • CHARMS FOR CATTLE.
      • CHARM AGAINST DANGER (Sian).
      • THE OLD WIFE’S CHARM FOR HER COW.
      • CHARM FOR A SHEEP IN ITS COT.
      • AGAINST DROWNING AND IN WAR.
      • CHARM AGAINST DANGERS IN WAR.
      • CHARM FOR CLOTH.
      • CHARM FOR GENERAL USE.
      • “THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.”
      • CHARM FOR CONFERRING GRACES.
      • CHARM FOR THE FACES OF YOUNG WOMEN.
      • LOVE CHARM.
      • CHARM TO KEEP AWAY HARM IN A LAWSUIT.
      • SERPENT STONE.
      • SNAIL BEADS (Cnaipein Seilcheig).
      • FROG STONE.
      • STONES.
      • FAIRY ARROW.
      • CRUBAN STONE.
      • VARIOUS.
      • Soisgeul, GOSPEL.
      • MISCELLANEOUS CURES.
      • WARTS (Foineachun).
      • STYE (Neònagan).
      • TETTER (Teine-dé, HERPES LABIALIS).
      • HICCUP (an aileag)
      • HOOPING-COUGH (an trigh, an trîugh).
      • STIFF NECK,
      • TOOTHACHE (Déide).
      • FALLING SICKNESS (an tuiteamas).
      • MADNESS.
      • Màm, AXILLARY SWELLING.
      • LUMBAGO (Leum droma).
      • CONSUMPTION (Caitheamh).
      • LEPROSY (Mùr).
      • Loch Ma Nàr,
      • WELLS.
      • PLANTS AND TREES. MOUNTAIN ASH.
      • PEARLWORT (Mòthan).
      • ST. JOHN’S WORT (Achlasan Challum Chille).
      • JUNIPER (Iubhar-beinne, lit. Mountain Yew).
      • YARROW (Chathair làir).
      • “THE ENTICING PLANT” (Lus an tàlaidh).
      • THE DAUGHTER OF THE KING OF ENCHANTMENTS
    • CHAPTER III. DEATH WARNINGS.
      • HUGH OF THE LITTLE HEAD (Eoghan a chinn bhig).
    • CHAPTER IV. SECOND SIGHT (an da shealladh).
      • SPECTRES OF THE LIVING (Tamhasg).
      • APPARITIONS OF THE DEAD.
      • STRONG AND UNDUE WISHES.
      • TÀRADH.
      • MARRIAGE.
      • COMING MISFORTUNE.
      • EVENTS AT A DISTANCE.
      • DEATH.
      • COFFIN.
      • NOISE OF GLASSES TO BE USED AT FUNERALS.
      • FUNERAL PROCESSION.
      • WRAITHS SEEN BEFORE DEATH.
      • DROWNING.
      • HORSES AND DOGS.
      • CRYING HEARD BEFORE DEATH.
      • LIGHTS.
      • SPIRITS SEEN BEFORE DEATH.
      • RETURN OF THE DEAD.
      • BONES OF THE DEAD AND PLACE OF BURIAL.
      • SPIRITS APPEARING IN DREAMS.
      • TO GET RID OF THE SECOND SIGHT.
    • CHAPTER V. HOBGOBLINS.
      • THE Bodach, OR CARLE.
      • FUATH.
      • CACHLAIDH NA FEUSAIG, ISLAY.
      • THE HEADLESS BODY (Colann gun cheann).
      • THE GREY PAW (Spòg liath).
      • EWEN AND THE CARLIN WIFE.
      • THE BLACK WALKER OF THE FORD.
      • STROWAN, ATHOLE.
      • THE UNEARTHLY WHISTLE.
      • THE BATTLE OF GAURA.
      • THE BEAST OF ODAL PASS.
      • Luideag, “THE RAG.”
      • Lochan Doimeig.
      • RETURN OF THE DEAD.
      • DONALD GORM’S GHOST.
      • TAIBHSE CHOIMHLIG.
      • KINGAIRLOCH, ARGYLESHIRE.
      • FLADDA-CHUAIN.
      • HAUNTED HOUSES.
      • Bòcain, GOBLINS.
    • CHAPTER VI. THE CELTIC YEAR.
      • NOLLAIG.
      • CALLUINN.
      • CHRISTMAS RHYMES (Rann Calluinn).
      • NEW-YEAR NIGHT.
      • NEW-YEAR’S DAY
      • THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS.
      • WINTER SEASON.
      • FEBRUARY (Faoilleach).
      • Earrach beag nam Faochag.
      • ST. BRIDE’S DAY.
      • SPRING.
      • Feadag, THE WHISTLE,
      • Gobag, THE SHARP-BILLED ONE,
      • Sguabag, THE SWEEPER,
      • Gearran, A GELDING, OR PERHAPS Gearan, COMPLAINT.
      • A Chailleach, the old wife.
      • Trì làithean nan ōisgean, THREE HOG DAYS.
      • Mhàrt, SEED-TIME.
      • Inid, SHROVETIDE.
      • Carghas, LENT,
      • ST. KESSOCK’S DAY (Féill mo Cheasaig)
      • ST. PATRICK’S DAY (Feill Pàruig)
      • LADY DAY (Féill Moire).
      • SHORE OR MAUNDY-THURSDAY.
      • GOOD FRIDAY (Di-haoine na Ceusa).
      • EASTER (Càsg).
      • ALL-FOOLS’ DAY
      • Bailc na Bealltainn.
      • Bealltainn, MAY-DAY.
      • Céitein, MONTH OF MAY.
      • WHISTLING WEEK.
      • Màigh, MAY.
      • THE AVOIDING DAY OF THE YEAR.
      • Caingis, WHITSUNTIDE, PENTECOST.
      • Feill-Sheathain, ST. JOHN’S OR MID-SUMMER’S EVE, 24TH JUNE-6TH JULY.
      • Mios crochadh nan Con, DOG-DAYS.
      • Latha Martainn Builg, TRANSLATION OF MARTIN.
      • Lùnasdal, LAMMAS, AUGUST 1-12TH.
      • Iuchar, THE HOT MONTH (i.e. AUGUST).
      • Fèill Moire, ASSUMPTION DAY.
      • Féill Ròid, ROODMAS, SEPTEMBER 14-26.
      • MICHAELMAS (Feill Mìcheil)
      • Samhain, HALLOWMAS,
      • Feill Fionnain.
      • DAYS OF THE WEEK.
      • Di-dòmhnaich, SUNDAY (dies Domini).
      • Di-luain, MONDAY.
      • Di-màirt, TUESDAY.
      • Di-Ciadain, WEDNESDAY.
      • Di’rdaoin, THURSDAY.
      • Di-haoine, FRIDAY, DIES VENORIS.
      • Di-sathuirne, SATURDAY (Dies Saturni).
      • WEATHER WISDOM, ETC.
      • THE MOON.
    • FOOTNOTES
    • INDEX.
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