Western Scottish Folklore & Superstitions
Discover the old folklore of Western Scotland. Even at the turn of the 19th century, Scots kept alive a rich trove of superstitions and beliefs, from cradle to grave. In the pages of this classic volume of lore, readers can discover a wealth of crafted charms, folk-medicine, fortune-telling, second sight as well as the eerie threats of witchcraft that worried local men and women around Glasgow.
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Birth and Childhood
Charms and Counter Charms
Superstitions Concerning Plants
Yule Beltane Halloween Festivals
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