Also known as Samhghubha, Moruadh, Moruach, Muir-Gheilt, Murdhuacha.
- Celtic (culture)
- Aquatic (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
- Merfolk (common type)
A friendly Irish Mermen with the top half of a human and the lower half of a fish. They have webbed hands and wear a special red cap that enables them to breathe underwater. If that hat is stolen they will be unable to return to their underwater home. The females are said to be attractive but the males have pig-like eyes, a pointed red nose and green skin. The Merrow have the ability transform into hornless cattle to pass over the land. They are also known to easily and frequently fall in love with humans.
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