Skye: the island & its legends
This book is a fabulous treasury of legend and wonder; tales of monsters who dwell in lakes, of small people who trap humans in earthen mounds where time stands still; of dark, shape-shifting spirits whose cloak of human form is betrayed by the sand and shells which fall from their hair.In the absence of a written tradition, for generations of Skianachs, these tales, handed down orally, contained the very warp and weft of Hebridean history. They take us far beyond Christian times, to the edge of the Iron Age, and interweave with threads from the wider Atlantic tradition of Gaelic heroic myth and legend.
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Bookcrossing review: I found this book very enjoyable, but it probably does have limited appeal to those interested in Scotland, folklore, and/or people going to Skye. This was written by a woman ... Read full review
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I have read a few of these books on Scottish myths etc and this one wasn't any different. It was the usual hotch potch of fairies and heroes etc and didn't really tell me anything new, either historically or in mythology.
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