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[ScG dim of luid, rag, slovenly person].

Murderous female demon of Scottish Gaelic oral tradition, related to the fearful athach. Squalid in appearance as she was evil, the luideag haunted several pools on the Isle of Skye, especially the Lochan of the Black Trout. Folk motifs: G11.3; G346.2.

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