Also known as Glaestig
- Mythical Number: #1255
- Culture: Celtic
- Attribute: Humanoid
- Attribute: Rural
- Attribute: Seductive
- Behaviour: Friendly and Dangerous
- Common Type: Fairies and Nymphs
A shape-shifting creature of the Scottish Highlands she also known as ‘Maighdean Uanie’ meaning the ‘Green Maiden’. Sometimes she is a goat, sometimes a half goat, half woman and at other times she is a beautiful woman. She waits by the sides of streams and begs travellers to help across. Those that do so are either led astray or killed with their throats being slit. Some believe that the Glaistig is a household fairy like the Brownie, who does chores around a house when the family is sleeping. She also wails before the death of a person like a Banshee. Once a farmer caught a Glaistig and ordered her to create magical cattle after doing so she was released and when giving out her arm in a goodbye gesture, the farmer cut it off. The vegetation of his land was cursed to forever be stained red.
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Did you find Glaistig interesting? If you are skilled in art, then why not draw a interesting and exciting picture of the Friendly and Dangerous Glaistig and send it to this website. Ireland is regarded as the heart of Celtic myth in modern day. For more on Fairies, Dragons and Spirits why not go there yourself and live the myths? Celtic Dragon and Fairy art is very popular such as the works of Howard D Johnson and Jane S Weills. Composer Medwynn Goodall does excellent Celtic music to create that Fairy fantasy feeling. But if you are into your horror films watch the Banshee (2006) - celtic horror brought to life. On another note the TV series Merlin featuring a talking Dragon and multitude of Medieval - Celtic creatures might take your fancy.
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