Western Scottish Folklore & Superstitions

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Lethe Press, 2008 - History - 192 pages
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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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Contents

Preface
9
Birth and Childhood
41
Marriage
55
Death
69
Charms and Counter Charms
91
Divining
115
Superstitions Concerning Plants
131
Yule Beltane Halloween Festivals
153
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