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Scottish Fairies

What is a Scottish fairy?

Fairies in Scotland are "the human form divine" but in miniature (MacGregor, A.).  They shoot fairy arrows called "saighdean sithe," which have barbed, yellow flint arrowheads.  There are detailed descriptions in Alexander MacGregor's "Highland Superstitions."  The original text from MacGregor can be found in the 3rd volume of The Celtic Magazine, from the 1870s.

Erin Kourelis