13 mythical creatures from Scottish Folklore that will terrify you this Halloween, 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 by word 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.

Long ago, Halloween was not merely a festival for fun but a serious event as it was thought the veil between our world and the spirits’ would weaken at this time – seeing the entry of ghosts and demons that could harm us.

Now that it’s Halloween in Scotland, here are 13 mythical creatures to look out for tonight based on Scottish Folklore that has been passed down for generations.

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