Bodach beag Cill-a-Chrèanain

In one tale, a traveler on the high road leading from the wood of Nant (Coill' an Eannd) to Kilchrenan, near Loch Awe, was met by a dark shadow, which passed him without his knowing how. On looking after him, he again saw the shadow, but this time moving away, and a little man in its center, growing less as the shadow moved off. The little man was known as Bodach beag Cill-a-Chrèanain, "Old man of Kilchrenan."



  • Campbell, J.G. (1902). Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland. Glascow: James MacLehose and Sons, p. 221.