E244 Mythology and Folklore

The Isle of Man has a rich store of legends - mostly shared Gaelic but with some admixture of Norse. Waldron's account generally provides the earliest account of most legends.

Online Pages:

Waldron A Description of the Isle of Man, 1731

J. Train A History of the Isle of Man, Chapter 18 1844

A. W. Moore Folklore of the Isle of Man, 1891
A. W. Moore Folk-medicine YLM 3 p303/313 1901

S. Morrison Manx Folk-Lore NotesYLM Vol 4 pp154/161

C. Roeder Contributions to the Folklore of the Isle of Man YLM iii p129/191
C. Roeder Manx Notes & Queries 1904

J. Rhys Celtic Folklore Welsh and Manx 1901

W. Cashen, William Cashen's Manx folk-lore

W. W. Gill Manx Scrapbook (Manx Scrapbooks No. 1)
W. W. Gill. Second Manx Scrapbook (Manx Scrapbooks No. 2)
W. W. Gill. A Third Manx Scrapbook

Wentz 'Fairy Faith' (Manx sections with aid of Sophia Morrison), 1913

Two volumes of the Manx Society publications cover material under this heading

Vol. XVI Mona Miscellany Edited by W. Harrison. 1869
Vol. XXI Mona Miscellany 2nd series, Edited by W. Harrison. 1873

Jenkinson in his Guide of 1874 includes many

A set of tales based on legends is:

S Morrison Manx Fairy Tales, 1911

J. E Pattison,. Manxiana, Rhymes and legends offers some interesting views, in verse, of Sulby life c.1870 as well as a version of the Traditionary Ballad.

Offline References

Magaret Killip's study is probably the most comphrehensive - well recommended;

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