Also known as Corrigan

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  • Medieval Medieval (culture)
  • Forest Dweller Forest Dweller (attribute)
  • Domestic Domestic (attribute)
  • Seductive Seductive (attribute)
  • Troublesome Troublesome (behaviour)
  • Fairies and Nymphs Fairies and Nymphs (common type)

The Korrigan are spirits that were a type of Elf or Dwarf from Britanny in northwestern France. By night they had the appearance of little women with long flowing hair and wore white garments, but by day they assumed the form of old hags. During the dark nights they would be seen by streams or in the woods chanting captivating music and dancing in a hypnotic trance. Any unwary traveller who was not strong minded would be lead towards them. The Korrigan would then lead them astray until they were lost in the wilderness. Sometimes the Korrigan would dance around stone circles. Like the Brownies of England, the Korrigan were sometimes household spirits that would attach themselves to a particular family and do the housework during the night whilst everyone slept. Female house Korrigans were very mischievous and took a disliking to Christian priests. Sometimes they would steal newborn babies and leave a infant Korrigan in its place. Male Korrigans assumed the form of a goat or a horse and would wreck great havoc.

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