Ailean nan Sop

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[ScG, Allan of the Straws].

A well-known character in Scottish Gaelic folk-tales. His birth was delayed for twenty-four months by the jealous wife of his natural father; thus he was born with a full set of teeth.

See J. G. Campbell, Witchcraft and Second Sight in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland (Glasgow, 1902; repr. 1974), 45ff.

Subjects: Religion.

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