Scottish Mythology

Aiken Drum

Aiken Drum

The name *Aiken Drum' is best known in the Scottish nursery rhyme: There cam' a man to oor toun, To ...
Baobhan Sith

Baobhan Sith

Baobhan Sith Pronounced: Buhvan shee ORIGIN: Scotland Baobhan Sith are spirits of the Scottish Highlands. Their name literally means “Fairy ...
Big Grey Man

Big Grey Man

Big Grey Man : Paranormal Entity of Scotland, similar to a True Giant hominid. Variant names: Fear liath mór, Ferla ...
Bogle

Bogle

The bogle is a mischievous spirit who likes to perplex, bewilder, and frighten people rather than to hurt them. One ...
Cait Sìth

Cait Sìth

Cait Sìth : Fairy Cat of Scotland. Etymology: Gaelic, “fairy cat .” Variant names: Big ears, Cat sìth, Cath paluc ...
Caointeach

Caointeach

Caointeach - The Keener The Caointeach of the Western Highlands is a Scottish equivalent of Ireland’s Banshee. She is attached ...
Cù Sìth

Cù Sìth

Cù Sìth : Black Dog of Scotland. Etymology: Gaelic, “fairy dog.” Physical description: Size of a yearling bullock. Usually dark ...
Glaistig

Glaistig

Glaistig - The Green Lady The Glaistig may be a Highland Fairy or a once-mortal woman who has joined them ...
Kelpie

Kelpie

A kelpie is in Scottish folklore, a malevolent water spirit believed to inhabit every lake and stream, and a Death ...
Nicnevin

Nicnevin

NICNEVIN - THE BONE MOTHER Nicnevin, Scottish witch goddess, can transform water into rocks and sea into dry land. Her ...
Scatach

Scatach

Scatach ORIGIN: Scotland Scatach is a warrior goddess who appears in the Irish epic, the Ulster Cycle. She runs a ...
Seelie court and Unseelie court

Seelie court and Unseelie court

In Scottish folklore, the seelie court and unseelie court are the two groups of the fairy folk. The seelie is ...
Spunkie

Spunkie

A spunkie is in Scottish lore, a Goblin or trickster ghost similar to the Kelpie. The spunkie, which resides in the ...
Urisk

Urisk

The Urisk is a water spirit, variously classified as a Fairy or Elf. He haunts lonely ponds, springs, and waterfalls ...
Washers at the Ford

Washers at the Ford

Washers at the Ford ORIGIN: British Isles The Washers at the Ford are death spirits, harbingers of doom, now often ...

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