The Gaelic Otherworld: John Gregorson Campbell's Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and Witchcraft and Second Sight in the Highlands and Islands

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THE GAELIC
OTHERWORLD

JOHN GREGORSON CAMPBELL'S

Superstitions of the Highlands & Islands of Scotland and
Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands

Edited with commentary by
RONALD BLACK

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Editor's Preface vii
  • Introduction xix
  • Preface lxxxiii
  • The Origin of the Fairy Creed lxxxv
  • 1: The Fairies 1
  • 2: Tales Illustrative of Fairy Superstition 28
  • 3: Tales of Fairy Women, &c. 55
  • 4: Tutelary Beings 82
  • 5: The Urisk, the Blue Men and the Mermaid 105
  • 6: The Water-Horse 109
  • 7: Superstitions About Animals 118
  • 8: Miscellaneous Superstitions 125
  • 9: Augury, Premonitions and Divination 138
  • 10: Dreams and Prophecies 147
  • 11: Imprecations, Spells, and the Black Art 153
  • 12: The Devil 159
  • 13: Black Witchcraft 172
  • 14: White Witchcraft 199
  • 15: Death Warnings 234
  • 16: Second Sight (An DÀ Shealladh) 240
  • 17: Hobgoblins 271
  • Commentary 293
  • The Celtic Year 527
  • The Celtic Year: Commentary 573
  • Family of John Gregorson Campbell 608
  • Life of John Gregorson Campbell 609
  • The Lost Appendix 701
  • Bibliography & Abbreviations 705
  • Index to Tales 731
  • Glossarial Index 733
  • General Index 735
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