In Fairyland the hunt was led by Gwyn ap Nudd, also know as The White One, the fairy king guarding the portal on Glastonbury Tor.
Original reports of the Fairy Raed however tell of a hunt led by a pagan deity, though the facts that reports were given by monks probably emphasised the demonic aspect of the riders.
The Sluagh, also known as the Fairy Host were said to fly West in order to catch the soul of a dying man before it was shriven. This is the reason why at the beginning of the Twentieth Century in Scotland people began to close windows and doors overlooking the west side.
- Bran and Sgeolan, Fionn Mac Cumhal’s hounds in Celtic lore;
- Cwn Annwn, or Hounds of Hell, and Annwn, their Underworld;
- Cusith, the fairy dog;
- Devil's Dandy Dogs, or Dando Dogs;
- Gabriel Hounds or Gabble Retchets
- Hounds of the Hills;
- Norse Wild Hunt;
- Wild Hunt;
- Sluagh or Fairy Host;
- Wandering Jew
- Eason, Cassandra A Complete Guide To Faeries & Magical Beings, Weiser, ISBN 1-578-63267-6