Bugul Noz

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In Breton beliefs, the Bugul Noz ([byɡylˈnoːs] "Night Shepherd") is a fairy spirit who lives in the woodlands of Brittany. He is the last of his kind and is said to be incredibly ugly, a fact which causes him distress. His appearance is so awful that even woodland animals avoid him, and he sometimes cries out to warn humans of his approach, so that he won't frighten them. Though not malicious (indeed, rather kind and gentle), he is always alone because of his hideous visage.[1]


  1. ^ McCoy, Edain (1994). A witch's guide to faery folk: reclaiming our working relationship with invisible helpers. Llewellyn Worldwide. p. 193. ISBN 9780875427331.