- European (culture)
- Giant (attribute)
- Haunting (behaviour)
- Black Dogs (common type)
A both helpful and evil fairy creature that lurks on the sides of roads. It takes the appearance of a webbed footed black shaggy dog, a large horse or a donkey and wherever it walks it makes splashing noises. It sometimes attacks travellers but is also known to lead others to safety.
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