Scottish Pantheon



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Created On 3 November 2002
Last Updated On 3 November 2002
Copyright (c) Simon E. Phipp 2002

Deities


Cailleach Bheur
Description: Blue faced Hag - Winter - broken by Brigit each spring, turned into a stone at Beltaine, mother of Son of Youth
Skills: Predict Weather, World Lore
Spirit Magic: Glamour
Divine Magic: Worship Cailleach Bheure, Snow, Freeze Earth
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Freeze Earth

Fir Chlis
Description: Nimble Men/Merry Dancers - Aurora Borealis
Skills: Dance, Sing, Sword Attack
Spirit Magic: Light
Divine Magic: Worship Fir Chlis, Dancing Lights
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Dancing Lights

Sluagh
Description: Host of the Dead seen fighting in the Sky
Skills: Sword Attack, Spear Attack, Shield Parry
Spirit Magic: Bladesharp, Fanaticism
Divine Magic: Worship Sluagh, Berserker, Mad Charge
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Mad Charge

Tam Lin
Description: Guardian of Carterhaugh Wood, took the maidenhead of any maiden who went there, could shape shift but was rescued by a lover who pulled him off his horse in Halloween and held him until the night passed
Skills: Seduce, Sense Maiden, Craft (Love Making), Track
Spirit Magic: Glamour, Silver Tongue
Divine Magic: Worship Tam Lin, Change Shape, Willing Maiden
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Willing Maiden
 

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Lailoken
Description: Prophet and madman, similar to Merlin and Suibhne Gelt
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Bodach
Description: "Old Man" climbed down chimneys and stole children
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Brollachan
Description: Shapeless spirit, always had a mouth, could change shape at will
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Brownies
Description: Household spirits, wearing brown, do the housework in return for a drink of milk, if offered any reward they take ofense and leave
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Caesg
Description: Mermaid, body of a maiden, tail of a salmon, if captured would grant three wishes
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Cath Sith
Description: Fairy cat,transformed witch
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Crodhmara
Description: Fairy cattle which give three times the milk of a normal cow
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Cu Sith
Description: Fairy dog, usually green but the size of a bullock, extremely dangerous when encountered
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Each Uisge
Description: Water horse that haunts lochs and appears as a pony, offering to take people across the water, plunging into the depths with its prey
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Fuath
Description: Evil spirits, found near water, possibly parents of the Brollachans
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Gruagach
Description: "The Hairy One" a kind of brownie,an otherworldly creature of great power, often acting as a tutor to boy-heros, sometimes appearing as a giant
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Kelpie
Description: Water horse,could become a man, lured people onto his back and dashed into deep pools to drown them
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Muilearteach
Description: Hag or sea serpent, had a blue black face and often begged for shelter then killed travellers, could raise winds and storms at sea - as Cailleach Bheur
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Seelie-Court
Description: Blessed court of the fairies,beneficient with mortals, speedy avengers of insults to them
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Selie
Description: Seal people who can become human, leave their seal skins concealed, mortal men often concealed the skin and took them as wife
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Unseelie Court
Description: Court of Evil Faeries, shot humans with elf-shot
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