You are here:
  1. » Home
  2. » Areas
  3. » Folklore
  4. » General folklore
  5. » Kelpie


by Micha F. Lindemans
Kelpie In old Scotland, the Kelpie is a treacherous water devil who lurks in lakes and rivers. It usually assumes the shape of a young horse. When a tired traveler stops by a lake to rest or to have a drink, he would see a horse, apparently peacefully grazing. When he mounts the horse, the Kelpie dives into the water and drowns its victim. Occasionally it has helped millers by keeping the mill-wheel going at night.

Article details:

  • Also known as:
  • Image:

Page tools: