"Our decision was somewhat made for us by the loud bark that pierced the air like a dart. It was like a dog’s bark, but much louder and deeper and came from deep in the mist. The creature barked three times and then went silent."
The Cù Sìth of Scottish is an enormous, otherworldly hound firm Scottish Mythology, which is said to haunt the Scottish Highlands. Roughly the size of a cow or large calf, the Cù Sìth was said to be dark green in color with shaggy fur and a long braided or curled tail. In Irish mythology, the Cù Sìth was said to be an immense, coal-black hound with glowing or flaming eyes. Either way, it was feared as a harbinger of death and would appear to bear away the soul of a person to the afterlife (similar to the manner of the Grim Reaper). According to legend, the creature was capable of hunting silently, but would occasionally let out three terrifying barks that could be heard for long distances, including by ships at sea. A terrifying creature that I wouldn't like to meet on a misty day walking in the scottish hills!