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RUSC Radio - 4th July
Woman Who Sold the Winds, The

Woman Who Sold the Winds, The

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Added: May 06 2019

In the old days, sailors were ruled by the whims of the wind, and many strange superstitions grew as a result. The ancient druids made whistles with which to summon favorable or unfavorable winds; witches were believed to have magic powers over the winds. Even as late as 1814, Bessie Miller of the Orkney Islands, north of Scotland, made her living by selling winds to sailors...