Redcap

redcap

A red cap or redcap, also known as a powrie or dunter, is a type of malevolent murderous dwarf, goblin, elf or fairy found in british folklore. They are said to inhabit ruined castles and towers. Redcaps are said to murder travellers who stray into their homes and dye their hats with their victims’ blood (from which they get their name).

Redcaps must kill regularly, for if the blood staining their hats dries out, they die. Redcaps are very fast in spite of the heavy iron pikes they wield and the iron-shod boots they wear. Outrunning a redcap is supposedly impossible.

They are depicted as sturdy old men with red eyes, taloned hands and large teeth, wearing a red cap and bearing a pikestaff in the left hand.

Redcap

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