According to one tradition, the name of a Scandinavian princess who gave her name to the island of Islay. She went to bathe in a loch there, but got stuck in the mud and drowned. The head and foot stones of her grave are some distant apart. Three persons who successively attempted to open the grave to see what the bones were like died of madness.



  • Campbell, J.G. (1902). Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland. Glascow: James MacLehose and Sons, p. 177.