Kelpies, Each-Uisge, and Water Horses

The kelpie in the form of a huge horse able to run across the ocean. Seen here at night trying to lure a human on to its back.

Scottish and Celtic folklore is rich with stories of various shape-shifting water horses, from the kelpie to the Gaelic each-uisge. They all share some similarities, but there are some differences, though often, these subtleties are lost in translation or get a little mixed up. The tales have been mostly passed down by word of mouth, so … Read more

Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness Monster depicted as a fat bodied aquatic dinosaur with dark skin, swimming beneath the murky surface of the loch.

The Loch Ness Monster is a lake-dwelling creature said to inhabit the waters of Loch Ness in Scotland. The creature resembles a plesiosaur and is thought to have remained in the lake for thousands of years.  Description The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie as she is sometimes known, is generally considered to be a large, … Read more


The Morag seen in the form of a mermaid with a green-scaled fish tail and a woman's torso.

The Morag (Mòrag, Mhorag) is a cryptid that allegedly dwells in the depths of Loch Morar in the highlands of Scotland. Loch Morar (Scottish Gaelic: Loch Mòrair) is a freshwater loch near the seaport village of Mallaig in the Lochaber region of the northwestern highlands of Scotland. The loch is Scotland’s fifth-largest by surface area, … Read more


A merman with long hair and a fish tail is seen leaping under a huge wave.

Mermen are sea spirits and, physically at least, the male equivalent of mermaids. Collectively the two creatures are often called Merfolk. A Merman is said to have a top half that is similar to a male human and a bottom half that is similar to the tail of a fish. The Merman legend dates back … Read more