12 mythical creatures from Scottish Folklore that will enchant or terrify you, Gaelic legends and culture

Scotland is an ancient land with a wealth of captivating myths and legends that have been passed down through generations, inspiring both great wonder and deep fear.

Scottish mythology tells of many supernatural creatures that were thought to roam the land.

For millennia, tales of these entities have been preserved via storytelling, passing the legacy orally onto successive generations across the centuries.

However, in modern times these myths have been cemented in writing, offering a more concrete view of the stories our ancestors shared.

“Celtic” may be thought of as describing a ‘spectrum’ of cultures that share similar languages, beliefs and traditions, so you may find variants of these myths from multiple sources.

Here are 12 mythical creatures from Scottish Folklore that have been passed down since ancient times.

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