Sunday, November 26

Clootie Well

Have a look at this one from Joe in the Highlands of Scotland " Dating back to pre-Christian times, a 'clootie well' is a magical spring where you leave an article of clothing, a clootie. The idea is that if you are sick, you can leave your sickness in your clothing and as it decays away, so will your sickness." I've seen something similar in Greece but never knew we had anything like this over here, cool!

1 comment:

Miss Shine said...

There's something similar to that in Madron, Cornwall, too. Although I don't think they've heard of clooties down there.

http://people.bath.ac.uk/prsrlp/kernunos/england/madronb2.htm