A fairy dog in oral traditions from the Hebrides. A man named Hugh MacLeod of the Isle of Raasay entered a fairy dwelling where there was a feast going on. He was welcomed and the fairies drank to his health. He was offered a drink in a fine glittering cup and when he got the cup in his hands he ran off with it. The fairies let loose one of their dogs after him, but he made his escape, and heard the fairies calling back the dog by its name, "Farvann" (Farbhann). The cup long remained in the possession of the MacLeods of Raasay.



  • Campbell, J.G. (1900). Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Glascow: James MacLehose and Sons, p. 57.