A' chaileag agus an t-each-uisge.
Date 1972
Track ID 68824
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1972.223.B5

Original Tape ID

SA1972.223

Summary

The girl and the water-horse.

Very often, fairy knolls were found in close proximity to lochs. Occasionally, water-horses would come ashore from these. On one such occasion, a girl was sitting by a loch when she was approached by a beautiful man who lay his head in her apron. She noticed sand in his hair and, realising he was a water- horse, removed her apron as he slept, and ran away. He chased her in form of a water-horse, but she protected herself with a charm.

Recording Location

County - Sutherland

Item Location

County - Sutherland

Parish - Assynt

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS