Gigelorum (or Giol-Daoram) is an insect of Scottish folklore. It was believed to be the smallest creature. No description or information is available about it except that it inhabits the ear of a mite.
Speculation exists that it may be based upon the tiniest insect that can be discerned by people possessing excellent eyesight, the giolcam-daobhram, which is described as "an animalcule, the smallest supposable living thing". Ronald Black, a one time Celtic studies lecturer, author and journalist, suggests that the creature could be a figment of the imagination of folklorist and Tiree minister John Gregorson Campbell as he could trace no authoritative sources for it.
- Martin Devine, Thomas; Logue, Paddy (2002), Being Scottish: Personal Reflections on Scottish Identity Today, Edinburgh University Press, ISBN 978-1-902930-36-7
- Gregorson Campbell, John (1900), Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, James MacLehose
- Gregorson Campbell, John (2005) [1990 & 1902], Black, Ronald, ed., The Gaelic Otherworld: Superstitions of the Highlands and the Islands and Witchcraft and Second Sight in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Birlinn, ISBN 978 1 84158 207 8 – via Questia Online Library, (subscription required ())
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