The Urisk is a water spirit, variously classified as a Fairy or Elf. He haunts lonely ponds, springs, and waterfalls in the Scottish Highlands. The Urisk is a gregarious spirit who enjoys human company and sometimes seeks it out. He resembles a goat god, like Pan or fauns. His appearance makes people nervous, so encounters are often tense. The Urisk can be extremely helpful and benevolent (but can be tricky and mischievous, too). His behavior may depend on the reactions of humans he meets.
See also: Elf; Fairy; Faun; Fuath; Pan
From the Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.
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