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To some, the Kelpie is a huge hairy man that jumps out upon it's victims from the vegetation along the banks of some body of water. He grabs his victims with a crushing grip.
In Orkney, it was known as nuggle.
In Shetland, called the shoopiltee, the njogel or the tangi.
On the Isle of Man, cabbyl-ushtey or the glashtin.
Wales, caffyl dwr
Sweden, the Backahasten, the brook horse.
The Kelpie was also thought to warn when storms were approaching by howling and wailing. In some stories, it was said that it's tail would produce a thunderous sound with it's tail when it entered the water.
Don't fear the Kelpie if you could get a bridle on it, which is a very dangerous task, but by placing a bridle on a Kelpie would subdue it and it's shape shifting powers. To have a Kelpie was a wondrous thing for it had the strength of 10 horses.
A clan member of the Mac Gregor clan had saved himself from the powers of a Kelpie near Loch Slochd by being able to place a bridle on it. It is said that the Mac Gregor Clan this day has the same bridle and it is passed down from generations to generations.
One famous Kelpie known by many people is known today as the Loch Ness monster, Nessie. She is known as a Kelpie.
The movie, The Water Horse, is about a young boy who finds a Kelpie and befriends it. I've seen it and it's a good movie. Check it out!