Marine counterpart to land. [(A) The sailor-merchant sets out in a ship to find out (a) where the end of the sea is; (b) where the tide goes when it ebbs, and from where it comes when it flows. He sees various wonders on the voyage. The tale usually ends as type 1179*. (B) Versions of tales about either water-beings, mermaids and such, who are said to live under the sea, or else to mythical animals (water-cows, water-horses, talking seals) which inhabit the water-world; also under-water cities and towns.]

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    In days gone by as the old people say Lahinch was not the seaside resort that it is now.

    Language
    English
    Informant
    Pat Garrahy
    Age
    72