Cutty Black Sow
Irishfag wrote this:
Oh, well, it involves a specific type of evil spirit. First it appears as an all black cow, two weeks before Halloween. You only see it if a relative has just died. It stands at a great distance, and any attempts to catch it are futile. A week later, as an all black pig, closer. At this point, if you've seen it, you must make a small circle of six stones, and pour sea salt into the middle of it. Then, place a black stone in it, with the name of the dead person, and the names of your father, your mother, and your siblings. Failing to do this, on Halloween, the Cutty Black Sow will find you, and wait for you until you go to sleep. It then eviscerates you, slowly, but you live, until it eats your brain, and carries your soul, and that of the person who died, off to Hell. In most Celtic mythos, the head is the seat of the soul, hence the brain part (and why Celts, and even later Christian Gaels took heads as trophies).