Werewolves of Langavat
One of my pet peeves about the internet is the way that a single piece of data can get replicated so many times that it starts to look authoritative, but it is impossible to get to the substance behind it because everyone copies the same text. Is this particularly annoying with folklore or is it just me?
An example I'm trying to track down concerns a family of werewolves that used to live around Loch Langavat in Lewis, were killed and buried, and will rise again if their graves are disturbed.
As far as I can gather the original source is here:
From there, it made it's way to Wikipedia, and from there on to who knows how many sites containing 'lists of mysterious creatures'. But I can't find any more than that.
Does anyone know of a real text source? Sounds like a great basis for a short story. I had always thought of werewolves as being Germanic rather than Celtic and I would be interested to see what sort of creatures are described in Lewis.
Anyway, I'm going to try and track this one down.