Lambton Worm

British - This beast grew from a worm thrown into the river by a boy out fishing. If it were cut in half, it joined itself together again. It was killed when the son of Lord Lambton dressed in armour with sharp blades so that, when the worm coiled round him, it was cut into hundreds of small pieces. The witch who had advised him on the method of killing the worm demanded that he kill the first living thing he saw after emerging from the water. This turned out to be his own father and, when the boy refused, the witch placed a curse on his family. Also identified as Lambton Worm, Laidly Worm or Laidly Worm.

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