Beast of Lettir Dallan

A monster of early Irish legend. It has a human head, and a huge bulbous body, not unlike the shape of a smith's bellows. It is the offspring of the daughter of a local priest who was seduced late one night along the lakeside by a monstrous water horse. The Beast of Lettir Dallan later fathered the Ox of Dil along the same lakeside.



  • Meyer, K. (ed.). (1906). The Triads of Ireland. Royal Irish Academy. Todd Lecture Series 13. Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, & Co. p. 31