Cait Sìth

Cait Sìth : Fairy Cat of Scotland.

Etymology:

Gaelic, “fairy cat .”

Variant names:

Big ears, Cat sìth, Cath paluc.

Physical description:

Size of a dog. Black with a white spot on it s breast .

Behavior:

Arches it s back and bristles when angered.

Distribution:

Highland, Scotland.

Possible explanation:

Folktradition about the Kellas Cat.

Sources:

  • John Gregorson Campbell, Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland (Glasgow, Scotland: J. MacLehose and Sons, 1900), p. 32;
  • James MacKillop, Oxford Dictionary of Celtic Mythology (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 78, 81

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SOURCE:

Mysterious Creatures – A Guide to Cryptozoology written by George M. Eberhart – Copyright © 2002 by George M. Eberhart

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