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Scottish Folk Magic and the Dead (part one) - Funerary customs and death related lore.
Migration, exploration and invasion. Different cultural interplays have provided Scotland a rich diversity and depth of folklore. Before the influence of the kirk and the dead’s exile to formalised graveyards the Picts, Celts, Norse, Roman, Viking, Anglo, Saxon and others left deep-rooted beliefs. These philosophies shaped a unique form of folklore relating to the dead born from this melting pot.