The Gyro: The Giantess who Lived a Thousand Years

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This paper links the Papa Westray (Orkney) fire festival Gyro Nights to the North Atlantic folklore of the ogresses Gryla and Gygra, and the associated community drama traditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
EventPapay Gyro Nights - Papa Westray, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Feb 201120 Feb 2011


  • Folklore
  • Old Norse
  • Orkney and Shetland Studies


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