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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods : "Scottish"   (12 records)

NameOriginDescription
Spirit name
"Bodachs"
Scotland Malicious house spirits of the Scottish Highlands in the form of a shriveled old man who lives up the chimney in the daytime and comes out at night to punish naughty children. Scotland

"Brollachans"
Scottish Scottish fairies that help with housework. When frightened they may bleat like a goat.
Goddess name
"Cailleach Bheur"
Celtic / Scottish Goddess of Winter. Depicted as a blue-faced hag who is reborn on October 31 (Samhain). She brings the snow until the goddess BRIGIT deposes her and she eventually turns to stone on April 30 (Beltine). In later times the mythical, witch-like figure of “Black Annis” probably derived from her....
Spirit name
"Kelpie or Kelpy"
Scottish A spirit of the waters in the form of a horse. Scottish

"Lamminin"
Scottish Lamkin, Linkin or Bold Rakin. A scottish ogre, represented in the ballad as a bloodthirsty mason; the terror of the Scots nursery.

"Land o'the Leal"
Scottish The Scottish Dixey Land. An hypothetical land of happiness, loyalty, and virtue. Caroline Oliphant, Baroness Nairne, meant heaven in her exquisite song so called, and this is now its accepted meaning. Leal = faithful, and "Land of the Leal" means the Land of the faithful.

"Liath"
Scottish The Grey Man of the Cairngorm mountains. A Scottish Yeti
Goddess name
"Nicevenn"
Roman A Scottish Witch Goddess from the Middle Ages who rides through the night with her followers on Samhain. Her name can be translated as "Divine" or "Brilliant." She is equated with the Roman goddess Diana.

"Nickneven"
Scottish A gigantic malignant hag of Scottish superstition.
Spirit name
"Phooka or Pooka"
Irish A spirit of most malignant disposition, who hurries people to their destruction. He sometimes comes in the form of an eagle, and sometimes in that of a horse, like the Scottish kelpie. Irish

"Plotcock"
Roman The old Scottish form of the Roman Pluto, by which Satan is meant.
Goddess name
"Stine Bheag O'Tarbat"
Scottish A local mother Goddess. Scottish