Kelpies


In Scottish mythology a kelpie is a beautiful fairy horse which entices you to get on its back. Once on its back you will be unable to get off and be dragged down to the bottom of the river or lake which the kelpie inhabits.

Near Falkirk in Scotland they have built a statue of two kelpie’s heads. This statue is very beautiful (as are kelpies) and is structured to look like the heads are flowing water.

However, I am uneasy about these statues because each one is surrounded by water and people have thrown coins into the water. The custom of putting offerings in water is one which goes back centuries and maybe millennia in Britain. Unfortunately this means that people are feeding belief in kelpies and this is one fairy creature I certainly wouldn’t like to see around.

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