Guernsey Folklore (1903)

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Guernsey Folklore was a collection of research by Bailiff Sir Edgar MacCulloch based on stories he had collected over many years. After his death, it was organised into a book by Edith Carey and published in 1903.


Table of Contents

Part I: Times and Seasons, Festivals and Merrymakings

  • Festival Customs
  • Local Customs, Chevauchée de St Michel, etc

Part II: Superstitious Belief and Practice

  • Prehistoric Monuments and the Superstitions connected with them
  • Natural Objects and the Superstitions connected with them
  • Chapels and Holy Wells
  • Fairies
  • Demons and Goblins
  • The Devil
  • Ghosts and Prophetic Warnings
  • Witches and Witchcraft
  • Charms, Spells and Incantations
  • Folk Medicine and Leech Craft
  • Storytelling
  • Historical Reminiscences
  • Nursey Songs and Childrens' Games
  • Superstitions Generally
  • Proverbs and Weather Lore

Editor's Appendix: Old Guernsey Songs & Ballads, etc


Guernsey Folklore - a digital copy of Guernsey Folklore : a collection of popular superstitions, legendary tales, peculiar customs, proverbs, weather sayings, etc., of the people of that island (1903) by Sir Edgar MacCulloch edited by Edith Carey

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