The Fuath is a mythical creature in Scottish folklore, often associated with water and water-related locations such as streams, pools, and lochs.

Artwork of Fuath, a menacing figure lurking at the water's edge.

Physical characteristics

Humanoid Form: In many descriptions, the Fuath is depicted with a humanoid shape, resembling a dark, malevolent figure. It may have arms, legs, and a head, similar to a human.

Webbed Hands and Feet: Some versions of the legend mention that the Fuath has webbed hands and feet.

Hair or Fur: The Fuath is often described as having tangled and dark hair or fur.


Like many folklore tales, the exact origin of the Fuath is challenging to pinpoint, as these stories were transmitted orally over generations before being recorded in written form.

Fuath, a dark shadow beneath the surface, waiting for the unwary

powers and abilities

Shape-Shifting: The Fuath is often said to possess shape-shifting abilities, allowing it to take on different forms.

Luring and Distracting: The Fuath is believed to have the power to lure unsuspecting individuals, particularly travelers, towards bodies of water. It may create distractions or illusions to draw people into potentially dangerous situations near rivers, streams, or lochs.

Capsize Boats: In some legends, the Fuath is said to have the ability to capsize boats or cause disruptions in the water.

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