A beneficent spirit that only appears between midnight and two in the morning. It is of gigantic stature and wears a long white cloak. The spirit defends people against the devil by wrapping his cloak round them; and while they are thus protected they hear the infernal chariot whirling past, with a frightful noise, the charioteer making hideous cries and howlings: it may be traced in the air for a long time after by the lurid light which it leaves behind it.



  • Omens and Superstitions: Curious facts and illustrative sketches. (1868). Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo, p. 136.