- Mythical Number: #0964
- Culture: European
- Attribute: Undead
- Attribute: Cave Dweller
- Attribute: Mount
- Behaviour: Deadly
- Common Type: Water Horses
A trickster shape-shifter of north-east England. It was said to be the Ghost of a man who was killed for plundering a granary and thus kept a vast amount of treasure in a hidden cave. He would appear in the form of a donkey or replica of a farmer’s horse. He would allow his victims to ride him and ride gently away. Then when the rider least expects it, the Dunnie would buckle causing the rider to fall off and hit the ground. The Dunnie would then shake off its reins and then either gallop away or more bizarrely, if by a river it would dive into the stream laughing.
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