Cù Sìth : Black Dog of Scotland.
Gaelic, “fairy dog.”
Size of a yearling bullock. Usually dark green, sometimes white. Shaggy. Paws as wide as a man’s hand. Long tail is coiled up or plaited.
Gives three loud bays.
Sometimes found in snow or mud.
Scotland and the Hebrides.
- John Gregorson Campbell, Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland (Glasgow, Scotland: J. MacLehose, 1900), pp. 30–32;
- Alasdair Alpin MacGregor, The Ghost Book (London: Robert Hale, 1955), pp. 55–81;
- James MacKillop, Oxford Dictionary of Celtic Mythology (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), p. 122.