A Story From: Scotland
Read Time: ["20+mins"]
For Ages: 8 to 10yrs., 12 to 14yrs.
A fisherlad wins a mermaid's ring to win the heart of his own true love.
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Retold by Elaine L. Lindy. ©2005. All rights reserved.
The story "The Fisherlad & the Mermaid's Ring" is traced to Tobermory, a city in western Scotland that is located on an island named the Island of Mull.
A sgeulachdan (skale-ak-tan) is a tale that's told as part of the entertainment at a gathering such as a wedding or a funeral. Almost always the sgeulachdan had a theme for the occasion. "The Fisherlad and the Mermaid's Ring" is a tale suitable for a wedding.