Cù Sìth

Cù Sìth : Black Dog of Scotland.


Gaelic, “fairy dog.”

Physical description:

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.



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

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