Islanders and Water-Dwellers

Patricia Lysaght, Séamas Ó Catháin & Dáithí Ó hÓgáin, editors

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ISBN: 0-95196-928-5
September 1999. 414pp.

The dead from the sea in Old Icelandic tradition
Bo Almqvist

Economic necessity and escapist fantasy in Éamon A Búrc’s Sea-Stories
Angela Bourke

The three laughs: a Celtic-Norse tale in oral tradition and medieval literature
Michael Chesnutt

Gefjon, Goddess of the northern seas
Hilda Ellis Davidson

Ormur, marmennill, Nykur: three creatures of the watery world
Davíð Erlingsson

‘And it was such a strange bird…’: two men’s experiences and narratives of the water-sprite
Ann-Mari Häggman

Tradition and changes in the concepts of water-beings in Faroese folklore
Jóan Pauli Joensen

Narrators and their notions of the Klabautermann: the ship-spirit of Estonian folk belief
Mare Kõiva

The Magic Mill: AT565 in Irish folk tradition
Geraldine Lynch

The hunt that came over the sea: narratives of a maritime ‘Wild Hunt’ in Irish oral tradition
Patricia Lysaght

The Irish analogues of Mélusine
Proinsias Mac Cana

An Bád Sí: phantom boat legends in Irish folk tradition
Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh

Hvítramannaland revisited
Séamus Mac Mathúna

Ívarr the boneless and the amphibious cow
Rory McTurk

Come all ye dry-land sailors!: comic voyages in Irish song tradition
Tom Munnelly

Tadhg, Donncha and some of their relations: seals in Irish oral tradition
Bairbre Ní Fhloinn

The mystical island in Irish folklore
Dáithí Ó hÓgáin

Seductive, generous, and dangerous like the sea itself: Gotlandic mermaid legends as moral examples
Ulf Palmenfelt

The water element in arctic Finno-Ugric mythologies
Juha Pentikäinen

Misty islands and rescues forgone: unexpected features of a sea legend – an innovation or a part of tradition?
Micheal Ross

The loathy lady among the Féin and her North Atlantic travels
John Shaw

At the bottom of bottomless pools
Jacqueline Simpson

Songs of boats and boatmen
Ríonach uí Ógáin

The guises of Estonian water-spirits in relation to the plot and function of legend
Ülo Valk

The wizard from over the sea: legend and reality in the seventeenth century
Bodil Nildin-Wall & Jan Wall

Maritime referents in Irish proverbs
Fionnuala Williams

Implicit context and folk-belief records
Ulrika Wolf-Knuts