Monsters of Europe: The Kelpie.

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Kelpie, Copyright 2015 Liz Vitale

The Kelpie is the shape-shifting water horse that haunts the rivers and streams of Scotland. It has been said to take many forms, but usually it will be seen as a fine-looking domestic horse standing near the water,sometimes even saddled and bridled. Anybody foolish enough to mount the horse would find themselves in dire peril, as the horse would gallop straight into the deepest part of the water, and the rider would find himself stuck, as if in tar, to the Kelpie’s hide.The Kelpie usually took its true form–most often a hideous scaly horselike creature–during the death gallop. After drowning its victim the Kelpie, having an insatiable appetite for human flesh, would make quick work of the corpse and fling the entrails up onto the shore.


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