Hall, Alaric (2005) Getting shot of elves: healing, witchcraft and fairies in the Scottish witchcraft trials. Folklore, 116 (1). pp. 19-36. ISSN 0015-587XFull text available as:
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This paper re-examines the evidence of the Scottish witchcraft trials for beliefs associated by scholars with “elf-shot.” Some supposed evidence for elf-shot is dismissed, but other material illuminates the interplay between illness, healing and fairylore in early modern Scotland, and the relationship of these beliefs to witchcraft itself.
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|Institution:||The University of Leeds|
|Academic Units:||The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of English (Leeds)|
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|Date Deposited:||05 Feb 2009 11:16|
|Last Modified:||08 Feb 2013 17:05|
|Publisher:||Taylor and Francis|