A riddle; traditional cures.
Date 16 September 1970
Track ID 102006
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Original Track ID

SA1970.237

Original Tape ID

SA1970.237

Summary

A riddle; traditional cures.

The contributor tells a guddick [riddle]. She describes traditional cures, including picking, i.e. using a horn to withdraw blood. She has seen this done herself. Sores were treated by laying on silver money. Chest colds were tackled by eating turnip and sugar. Toothache was treated by laying a raw fig on the jaw beside the tooth.

Item Location

County - Shetland

Parish - Dunrossness

Island - Shetland Mainland

Language

English

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SoSS