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Storm Hags #folklore

If one just looks at the Cailleach, one knows that she is the ultimate Storm Hag. But then again, there are hags who follow her who also have minor powers over the weather… Folklore Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend By Donald Alexander Mackenzie [1917] Beira, Queen of Winter Dark Beira was the mother …

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River Hag #folklore

I combined various creatures that can be seen as river hags (monsters living in rivers with a few characteristics in common) to create the river hag. There are few original sources to quote, though. The tale I could get, is one of my favourites. Folklore Popular Tales of the West Highlands by J. F. Campbell …

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Water Spirits Amalgamated as Glaistig #folklore

There are several water spirits with scary and awesome powers. I decided that I liked the Glaistig the most and that I will merge some of the characteristics of other water spirits with it for my own version of it for my Origin of the Fae. Folklore British Goblins Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and …

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The Nuckelavee #folklore

I’m enjoying looking at various water fae and finding a lot of monsters lurking in the water… Folklore Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales, by George Douglas, [1901] NUCKELAVEE. NUCKELAVEE, was a monster of unmixed malignity, never willingly resting from doing evil to mankind. He was a spirit in flesh. His home was the sea; and …

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