"Each visgé" translates from Gaelic to "water horse," and it is a type of animal-shaped faerie that is also known as a Pooka or Phooka. Though they often manifest as horses riding out of the ocean and running madly about, they can transform into goats or bulls or any other slightly wild animal that can buck and frolic. Trying to get a ride from one of these malevolent faeries is not a good idea; they will ride into the waves and suck you under. But despite their animal wildness, they are also intelligent, and legend has it that on Halloween they can talk. October 31st, or Samhain as it was known (and still is, by many), was considered New Year's Eve in some parts of the world, and asking the each visgé for predictions for the new year was said to be lucky.

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