Shellycoats

Ruth at Celtic Myth Podshow is blogging today about shellycoats, a generally harmless if perplexing creature from Scottish folklore.

THIS is a freakish spirit, who delights rather to perplex and frighten mankind than either to serve or seriously to hurt them.

Shellycoat, a spirit who resides in the waters, and has given his name to many a rock and stone the Scottish coast, belongs to the class of bogles.

When he appeared, he seemed to be decked with marine productions, and in particular with shells, whose clattering announced his approach.

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