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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Review: Skye: The Island and Its LegendsUser Review - JD Murray - Goodreads
Still the definitive book on the legends of this beautiful island. Perhaps a little dated in its style, but still enchanting, and it's fascinating to trace the numerous crossovers with Irish mythology. Read full review
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