A goblin in the folklore of Normandy, similar to the household spirits of Germany and Scandinavia. It can appear in the form of a horse ready equipped, and is in this shape called Le Cheval Bayard.

The name was formerly netun, derived from the sea-god Neptune.



  • Cooper, J.C., ed. (1997). Brewer's Book of Myth and Legend. Oxford: Helicon Publishing Ltd.