The way Scottish tales describe these fairies, you’d think they were talking about monsters instead. However, that’s exactly what the Fachan were. These creatures appeared so monstrously hideous that the mere sight of them could allegedly stop a man’s heart. The Fachan were covered head-to-toe in fur and possessed singular body parts—one eye, hand, leg, etc.—which were placed center-line across their bodies.

Unlike other fairies, the Fachan could not fly and so resented those who could. Prone to violence and highly territorial, they also always carried a spiked club or chain that they used against people who dared to trespass into their lands. This is definitely not a fairy character you could show to your kids at night.


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