Scots mythology: The Ashray or Asrai is a water faery which is completely translucent in appearance. They are unable to live on land and are completely nocturnal, so can only be found under water at night.
Scots verb: to chat
Scots mythology: also known as gruagach in Scots Gaelic, small household spirit, often dressed in rags, that does chores around the house and farm in return for offerings of food. If offered clothes or money they become offended and leave.
Scots expression: snuggle down
Scots Gaelic, noun: sanctuary, magic circle of protection
Scots noun: a fullness or abundance
gi’ it laldy
Scots expression: to do something with lots of energy and vigor
Scots mythology: a solitary male faerie, wild and shy but kind to children. Dresses in leaves and moss, said to have dark hair, particularly fond of birch trees.
Scots mythology: Queen of Elphame (Fairyland), her name means “daughter of the divine”, goddess of wisdom and magic.
Scots noun: food
Scots mythology: playful seals, they are able take off their fur coats and appear as beautiful humans. If you hide their skin, they can’t return to the water and are forced to remain human.
Scots Gaelic, noun: happiness
Scots noun: alcoholic drink(s)
Scots expression: small glass of whisky