You are here:
  1. » Home
  2. » Areas
  3. » Folklore
  4. » General folklore
  5. » Clootie


by Micha F. Lindemans
The Scottish name for the Devil. The name comes from cloot, meaning one division of a cleft hoof. A common variant of the epithet is Old Cloots. There is a piece of land, called Clootie's Croft, that is left untilled or found untillable as a gift to the Devil. Another provincial English and Scottish euphemism for the Devil is Horny or Old Horny.

Article details:

  • N/A

Page tools: