Fantasy Creature Friday – Cù-Sìth!

October 9, 2015 Discussions 4

What is Fantasy Creature Friday? It’s a discussion where I will talk about a particular creature every week. And what book or book series I think of when that creature is mentioned. At the end of the post, you will also get to link up your own fantasy creature book reviews and discussions for others to wander through.


This weeks creature is the:





The Cù-Sìth is found in Scotland and the Hebrides. They are the size of a young bull, but have the appearance of a wolf. Cù-Sìth have shaggy, dark green fur with long tails that are either coiled up or braided. Their paws are the width of a man’s hand.

Cù-Sìth live in rock clefts in the Highlands, and roam the moors as well as the highlands. They are feared as the harbingers of death, similar to Banshees. They are said to bear away souls to the afterlife like the Grim Reaper does.

They are able to hunt completely silently, but sometimes let out three terrifying bays. Only three, never more never less. And these bays could be heard for miles if you listen for them, even far out at sea. Those who heard the baying must reach safety by the third bark, or else fall dead from terror.

I have only read about Cù-Sìth in the Merry Gentry series by Laurell K. Hamilton.


Have you heard of Cù-Sìth before? What is your favorite book with a Cù-Sìth in it?



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4 Responses to “Fantasy Creature Friday – Cù-Sìth!”

    • SilvaraWilde

      Me too! Books that have rarer fantasy creatures in them always make me happy because the author bothered to research them and use them. I mean, I like vampires and were-creatures and fae and all, but getting to read about other fantasy creatures is fun too.

    • SilvaraWilde

      If it helps, I hadn’t heard about them before either. *laughs* I’ve come across it a few times in the Merry Gentry books, and I’m almost positive I’ve seen it mentioned in another book (no clue which book) but it isn’t something I’d stumbled across while looking into mythology before. So I thought it’d be extra fun to use it that week! *lol*

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