Also known as Loathly Worm
- European (culture)
- Aquatic (attribute)
- Reptilian (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
- Sea Serpents (common type)
An enchanted princess who is told of in the story from the Child Border Ballad. Lady Margaret becomes the Laidley Worm and her brother is an enchanted mackerel. Both hunger for flesh and kill any who come near. When the King realizes that 7 of his lost knights have fallen to his enchanted children he forces his wife to take off her curse who he then burns to death so that the wife cannot do more harm.
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