A Buggane is a huge ogre-like creature, native to the Isle of Man. Bugganes are covered in black hair, with claws, tusks and a large red mouth. As they are known to tunnel underground, they might be said to resemble a giant mole, though they were intelligent and spoke to people on occasion.
A Buggane always has a particular home such as an old ruin, forest or waterfall, where it would remain unless disturbed somehow. Bugganes are known to be unable to cross water or stand on hallowed ground. They were occasionally called upon by other fairies to punish people that had offended them.
The most famous story involving a Buggane relates that one repeatedly tore the roof off St. Trinian’s church on the Isle of Man. Another story tells of a woman’s narrow escape after a Buggane is sent by the fairies to punish her for baking after sunset.