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Dòideag


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Celebrated witch of the Isle of Mull, to whom are attributed many evils. In oral tradition she caused the destruction of the Spanish Armada. It was once believed that Dòideag was one of three witches who caused the drowning of the historical MacGille Chaluim Ratharsaidh [Iain Mac Gille Chaluim of Raasay], on 19 April 1671, on his way home from visiting the Earl of Seaforth on the Isle of Lewis; MacGille's foster-mother had set Dòideag on this business. Also known in English as Black Dòideag of Mull.

Subjects: Religion.


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