At air agh ga leigheas le ceann nathrach.
Date 09 January 1959
Track ID 65602
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1959.2.A1

Original Tape ID

SA1959.002

Summary

A swelling on a heifer cured with a snake's head.

When the contributor was a boy he saw a swelling on a young heifer. A woman tried to cure it with water which had been poured over silver, and also by tying a red thread round the animal and reciting a verse, but neither worked. A neighbour suggested that the animal had been bitten by a snake, and brought a snake's head. After this was rubbed on the affected area, the heifer got better.

Recording Location

County - Inverness-shire

Island - Skye

Item Location

County - Inverness-shire

Island - Skye

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS