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Sacred geography – Picts – Brochs 02

Identifier

026440

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

The Fairy Mythology - Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries. by Thomas Keightley  [1870]

The Gael call the Fairies Daoine Shi', [b] (Dheenè Shee) and their habitations Shians, or Tomhans. These are a sort of turrets, resembling masses of rock or hillocks. By day they are indistinguishable, but at night they are frequently lit up with great splendour. 

Clickhimin Broch (conjectured reconstruction) occupies what is today a promontory in the freshwater Clickimin Loch, on the outskirts of Lerwick

The source of the experience

Picts

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Egg

Symbols

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

References