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[cf. ScG fidealadh, confused and irregular, intertwining; ScG fideil, entwine, twist].

An evil fresh-water creature in Scottish Gaelic folklore: the personification of the entangling bog grasses and water weeds in haunted Loch na Fideil near Gairloch, in the north-west Highlands, in what was (until 1974) Ross and Cromarty. The fideal is a subspecies of fuath.

Subjects: Religion.

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