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Friday, 15 February 2008

Folklore of Scottish Lochs and Springs

Folklore of Scottish Lochs and Springs. James M. Mackinlays comprehensive work on the folklore of Scottish lochs and springs was first published in 1893, and copies of it have become scarce and difficult to obtain. This paperback reprint is a facsimile of the first edition. This book explains and interprets the origin of superstitions connected with Scottish lochs and springs. It sheds light on how these misinterpretations have come about and how the imagination can distort reality. Partial Contents: Worship of Water, How Water became Holy, Saints and Springs, Stone Blocks, Healing and Holy Wells, Water-Cures, Water-Spirits, Charm-Stones, Sun-Worship and Well-Worship, Wishing-Wells. Folklore of Scottish Lochs and Springs (1893).

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