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By Crusader1307

A Scottish ''Water Demon'', The ''Seonaidh'' was a rather dangerous Spirit, said to have been ''created thru Sorcery''. As long as a ''brave Volunteer'' took a cup of Ale, and waded out into a stand of water, known for being the ''Home'' of a Seonaidh (and offering Him the drink), would a Hamlet be ''safe'' from attack. The Seonaidh was known to steal (for a meal), cattle and sheep. But once that ''delight'' ran out, then children were next. The tradition of pouring out a cup of Ale into suspected waters was a tradition in parts of Southern Scotland in the 12th thru 14th Centuries (but was largely abandoned due to The Church condemning the Superstition.