A type of Breton gnome believed to inhabit dolmens and other megaliths. Carnac is sometimes alluded to in Brittany as Ty C'harriquet, the "house of the gorics." Every night they dance in circles around the stones of Carnac. The castle of Morlaix is also said to be haunted by gorics not more than a foot high. They possess great treasures which they sometimes bestow on lucky humans, but should a person attempt to seize more than a handful the whole of the money vanishes. See also couril.



  • Spence, Lewis. (1917). Legends and Romances of Brittany. New York: Fredrick A. Stokes, pp. 98-99.