CureZone
  All Blogs
    Southern Etiquette or life in Dixie

Blog: Southern Etiquette or life in Dixie
by kerminator

185 blog entries; 17 entries per page; 1 pages; viewed 462,055 times
Description   |   Rules   |   Disclaimer

ADVERTISEMENTS
 
Medianet Ads



ADVERTISEMENTS
 

Herpes Cure?
Herpes Treatment Breakthrough


Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
Learn The Real Cause Type 2 Diabetes…And How To Turn It On Its Head...


Sport Injuries
ArthroWell’s natural healing remedies will get you back in the game fast !


Kidney Stones Remedies
Hulda Clark Cleanses

A tale from Scotland...

This is part the book Highlands and Their Legends; Oliver and Boyd 1963... Thanks to Elizabeth Sutherland & Otta F. Swire

Date:   5/4/2007 6:29:42 PM   ( 7 y ) ... viewed 1999 times

My Mother's side came to the Americas, as Scottish immigrates with Oglethorpe and settled in both Georgia and North Carolina/ Virginia...  So this tale belongs to the back ground of those people who made up Dixie history...  enjoy!!

Mythology and Folklore of the Caledonian Forest
The Wise Man of Kingussie

or How Scotland came to lose the Caledonian Forest

An old tale re-told by Elizabeth Sutherland

Drawing of mythological monster

Once upon a time when Scotland belonged to the Picts, a Norse king first set eyes on the great pine forests in the kingdom of Caledonia. When he saw their great girths (some as much as 12 feet) and compared them with the trees in his own kingdom, he was deeply jealous. Back in Norway, he brooded day and night; he could not eat or hunt or fight or sail for thinking of those fine trees in that far away land. At last he sought out the fiercest monster in all Scandinavia, said to have been his stepmother, his Muime, who lived in a dark ravine in a distant mountain. She had the head of a woman, the body of a whale and the wings of an eagle, and it took all the king’s courage to summon her forth. In a loud voice he commanded her to destroy the Caledonian forests.

The monster, who enjoyed nothing better than slaughter and destruction, pondered on the task and finally thought up a plan. She gathered together a great bundle of fire and, flying high above the clouds, made her way across the North Sea to Caledonia. She flung fire on Sutherland and some on Ross-shire and soon the mighty trees beneath her were crackling like dry kindling. She crossed the Moray Firth and dropped some on Inverness and some on Moray and the great pines there began to blaze. Then she reached the Grampian Mountains.

The Picts could do nothing. They all knew the monster was up lurking behind the clouds but no one could see her. In desperation they sent messengers to the Wise Man of Kingussie who lived in a cave in the Grampians. “What are we to do?” they asked. “If our forests go, so will our homes, our shelter and protection.”

Archer drawing

The Wise Man of Kingussie thought hard. Then he had an idea. That night he looked up his spell books and set his cauldron a-bubbling. He told the Picts to assemble all their beasts – sheep, goats, pigs and cattle – in a nearby field and, on the count of three, make them baa and bleat and squeal and moo all at the same time. What a noise they made! The monster was so curious that she poked her head through the clouds to see what was going on. The Wise Man was waiting for her. He shot her in the eye with the magic silver arrow he had fashioned by moonlight, and she fell dead with a thunderous thump out of the sky.

At that very moment the spell was broken and all the forest fires died out and luckily some of the precious trees survived. Perhaps this is why the name Kingussie means the Head of the Pine Forest.

Elizabeth Sutherland



This story was recorded by the folklorist, Otta F. Swire, in her book, The Highlands and their Legends Oliver and Boyd, 1963.

Elizabeth Sutherland is also a keen folklorist, and is the author of several books on the Brahan Seer, including Ravens and Black Rain: the Story of Highland Second Sight (Constable, 1985). She lives on the Black Isle in Ross-shire.

Add This Entry To Your CureZone Favorites!

Printer-friendly version of this page
Email this message to a friend
Bookmark this page/Add to Favorites or press Ctrl+D
DISCLAIMER / WARNING   Alert Webmaster



Share:  Facebook  MySpace  Digg  Reddit  StumbleUpon  Furl this page  Delicious  BlinkList  dzone  Simpy.com  Fark.com  BlogMarks  Wists.com  Google

Add This Blog To Your CureZone Favorites!
 
Add This Entry To Your CureZone Favorites!

Comments (20 of 149):
Re: Go tell that l… kermi… 68 d
Re: God moves in D… kermi… 3 mon
Re: How God moves … kermi… 3 mon
Re: The Truth is? … kermi… 4 mon
Re: The Truth is? … kermi… 5 mon
Re: The Truth is? … kasim… 5 mon
Re: The Truth is? … kermi… 5 mon
Re: The Truth is? … kasim… 5 mon
Re: What a reader … kermi… 5 mon
Re: The Truth is? … kermi… 5 mon
Re: The Truth is? … kasim… 5 mon
Re: Seeking the Go… kermi… 7 mon
Re: How To Find, F… kermi… 9 mon
Re: Super foods - … kermi… 9 mon
Re: Super foods - … super… 9 mon
Re: Super Foods -… kermi… 10 mon
Re: Super foods - … kermi… 10 mon
Re: Super food 7-4-7 10 mon
Re: Zanzibar - One… kermi… 11 mon
Re: Dirty little s… kermi… 16 mon
All Comments (149)

Blog Entries (12 of 185):
A tale from Scotland...  7 y
Cherokee youth...  7 y
Nasty stuff out there folks...  7 y
Spring in DIXIE...  7 y
Tuck your shirt in and sit u…  7 y
En Francais, si vous please!!  8 y
This is some good Advice fro…  8 y
New things in Dixie...  8 y
My journey as a Spirit Warri…  8 y
On the road of life...  8 y
Granddaddy where are you??  8 y
some times we get something …  8 y
All Entries (185)

Blogs by kerminator (6):
Uncommon Wisdom!!  17 d  (265)
Absolute Truth Some Wisdom an…  19 d  (241)
Ya’ think??  15 d  (207)
My Unusual Road of Life....  79 d  (176)
Brain Boot Camp or Mindset Ma…  12 d  (169)
Forgotten Words!  10 d  (70)

Similar Blogs (10 of 185):
Benefits of Healthy…  by erica12  78 d
Sacred Heart of Jes…  by Archangel777  83 d
Desperate I’m in pa…  by Slwilliams137  85 d
My Journey to God -…  by mariposa azul  5 mon
Devotion to the Hol…  by Archangel777  6 mon
Seattle: The Emeral…  by robertetison  6 mon
Holy Name of Jesus.  by Archangel777  7 mon
Get back to myself …  by ciaren  7 mon
The Month of the Im…  by Archangel777  8 mon
Furious Fasting  by PraiseHisName  17 mon
All Blogs (1,019)


Eliminate Herpes
Information on the revolutionary Dynamiclear Combat Kit - External & Inter...


Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
Learn The Real Cause Type 2 Diabetes…And How To Turn It On Its Head...


Sport Injuries
ArthroWell’s natural healing remedies will get you back in the game fast !


Kidney Stones Remedy
Hulda Clark Cleanses

Back To Top

Selected Ads from CureZone Sponsors: Become a Sponsor

VIP

14 Liver Cleansing Foods
I would encourage you to incorporate these liver cleanse foods into ...
I regained my life!
I no longer worry about having Herpes outbreaks
Heal Type 2 Diabetes
Simple, 3-step natural approach heals diabetes within a month. No side e...
Homeopathic Arthritis Creme
For fast recovery after sport injuries and for Arthritis pain cli...
 
 

PLAT

Iodine Supports Thyroid Health
#1 Rated Iodine Supplement! 180-Day Money Back Guarantee. Free...
Turmeric Bowel Cleanse
Hulda Clark Cleanses
Clark Bowel Cleanse
Dr. Hulda Clark’s Bowel Program (Intestinal Cleanse). Pure products! Grea...
Natural Cancer Remedies
 
 

GOLD

Proven medical anti-diabetic benefits
Electrolyzed drinking water significantly reduces blood...
Proven Parasite Diet
The Only Legitimate Diet for Treating Parasites in 30 Days
Utopia Silver Supplements
Liquid Life Complete- Vitamin-Mineral-Herbal Nutrition & Plant Deri...
Destroy Parasites Quickly
Learn How to Destroy Parasites And Be Free of Your Unbearable Sympt...
 
 

GOLD

Greens First
Healthy Never Tasted So Good!-TM
The Proven Antioxidant Power of 10 Servings o...
Anti Cancer Medical Effect
Medical researchers confirm electrolyzed reduced water protects ag...
Clark Magnetic Pulser
Introducing the most advanced magnetic pulser on the market today!
What is Pine Cone Extract?
What is Pine Cone Extract? Click to learn about the health benefit...
 
 

SILVER

Lugol’s Iodine Free S&H
J.Crow’s® Lugol’s Iodine Solution. Restore lost reserves.
The Tesla Shield™
Transformational Technology For Mind Body And Soul.
The Krill Miracle™
Concentrated Omega 3, 6 & 9, Many Times More Powerful than Fish Oil
 
 
Back To Top How many people click on the sponsord links? Become a Sponsor



 


Guest Book - Liver Flush FAQ - News - Link Exchange - Add URL - How To Exchange Links? - About Global Directory

Terms of Service - Privacy Policy - Spam Policy - Disclaimer - Guidelines & Rules - Forum Trolls - Fair use notice

Staff's pages:  Owen - Wrenn - Maya


CureZone Newsletter is distributed in partnership with www.netatlantic.com


Contact Us - About - Donors - Stats



Copyright 2014  curezone.org


fetched in 0.30 sec at 8/28/2014 4:07:40 AM, requested by 54.235.1.22, referred by http://curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=975523 , requested 1 pages during this session, y=2