Skye: The Island and Its Legends
by Otta Swire
This is a fabulous treasury of legend and wonder; tales of monsters who dwell in lakes, of small people who trap humans in earthen mounds where time stands still; of dark, shape- shifting spirits whose cloak of human form is betrayed by the sand and shells which fall from their hair. In the absence of a written tradition, for generations of Skianachs, these tales, handed down orally, contained the very warp and weft of Hebridean history. They take us far beyond Christian times, to the edge of the Iron Age, and interweave with threads from the wider Atlantic tradition of Gaelic heroic myth and legend.
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Birlinn Limited; 2006; new edit. 2017
Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm