13 mythical creatures from Scottish Folklore starting with the Selkies

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 by word onto successive generations over 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. Learn more about such mythical beasts at Carl’s Lingo Kingdom (see above), or continue reading now for 13 mythical Scottish creatures that have evoked fear in Scotland since ancient times.

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