Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

The fictitious headless horseman has been a motif of European folklore since at least the Middle Ages

The most prominent Scottish tale of the headless horseman concerns a man named Ewen decapitated in a clan battle at Glen Cainnir on the Isle of Mull. The battle denied him any chance to be a chieftain, and both he and his horse are headless in accounts of his haunting of the area.