This looks like the type of horse that will lure you onto his back and then carry you into a lake.
So is this horse is planning to drown me? I no longer trust beautiful horses.
I would go with this horse.
"Eric, don’t drown her. I shouldn’t have to add ‘please’ when its about not drowning my friends, dude."
Hello! I am 100% Real Horse! Not Kelpie, ha ha, nope, REAL HORSE. Don’t believe the Kelpie hype. That’s what THEY want you to believe. I have made a YouTube video about the Kelpie Conspiracy! Get on my back and I’ll take you to the comment section.
beagmactire, can’t remember if it’s the Tithe series, or “The Blue Girl”, but uhhh… Remind you of anything?
There’s a Kelpie in Tithe…but not majorly expanded upon, kind of a weird sort of digression about death though. I had been writing a faerie story a few years ago with a kelpie…and he was actually pretty fucking cool.
You got a couple of demon horse faeries though.
Kelpies are usually all black with demon eyes and lure people after them, also rare to see them outside of their body of water. (mythos speaking anyway)
Njuggle, which is Icelandic, is a nasty little bastard who will act like he’s lost so that you’ll catch him and get on his back, then turn into demon pony and run away to his lake and drown you. They’re nasty as hell.
Trying to remember, but wasn’t there also a Scottish creature that, unlike the Kelpie who usually went after men, this demon horse had a thing for the ladies.
can’t recall what it’s name was though…
The Gancanagh is one of the only Scottish fey I know of that preys specifically on women, but as a beautiful man.
Kelpies are actually non-preferential, just most folklore references men because women are smarter than to follow a fucking horse into a lake. :P Though there are some versions that actually detail them taking the shape of a man to lure women, though they’re easier caught that way because they cannot change their hair from seaweed.
Phookas steal children and wreak havoc, and have horse bodies…but they’re more troublemakers than killers.
The Gancanagh, that was it. I remember reading something about one of those beings having taken a woman, and her father and brother catching it as it emerged from the lake and killing it.
as for the Kelpies, most of the stories i’d found said they usually went after men and changed their forms to that of beautiful women; thank you for expanding my knowledge though.
EDIT: actually on second thought i don’t that was the horse creature… hmm… have to find the article again…