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Witch stone

Collection ID: 
A115
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Social history

Witch stone, used by an old woman in Orphir as a witches stone for rubbing along the spine of cattle refusing to give milk; it was supposed to have the special charm of making the cows give more milk, and for the milk to give more butter. Original use of stone - may have been a linen smoother (Viking), reused as a witch stone.


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Dimensions
Length101mm

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