Thursday, April 5, 2012

E is for Each-Uisge #AtoZChallenge



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E is for Each-Uisge






E is for Each-Uisge

Origin:  Scotland.  Name means “Water Horse.” They live in the lochs and sea. (I know another Scottish one.  I'll try better next time.  I promise.  Cross my heart.  Hope to die.   But Scottish faerie names are so wonderfully unpronounceable!)

Description:  They often appear as horses.  They trick people into riding them. (I've mentioned before on this blog that riding strange steeds is a bad idea.)  They drag their victims into the depths and eat them.  With the exception of their livers.  They don’t like liver.  Sometimes they appear as handsome young men in hopes of seducing pretty girls.  A girl can spot him by the seaweed in his hair.

Disposition:  They eat people.  Enough said.  And they have green slimy stuff in their hair if that first point doesn’t turn you off.


8 comments:

  1. Now this one I know!

    I am trying to read all the A to Z blogs, but coming back to the ones I really like.
    Looking forward to seeing what you do all month!

    Tim
    The Other Side
    The Freedom of Nonbelief

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    1. I'm trying to do the same thing. Only problem, there are lots of great blogs and so many hours in the day!

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  2. I had to look at my scheduled posts and see if I had this under Kelpie. I didn't. Whew! I didn't know they didn't like liver.

    Laura
    A to Z of Immortals, Myths & Legends

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    1. I mean who likes liver. Actually, I sort of do:-/

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  3. I could imagine 'him' fitting into a very attractive story!

    I love this theme.

    http://archnasharma.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and the comment. Yeah, I think I can use him in a story somewhere.!

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  4. Ahhh. Good to know. I was all ready to hop aboard that hot dude/horse who's making eyes at me from the corner table at Starbucks. But....now that I know about that people-eating business, I'm totally out of here!

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    1. LOL!! You should try to control yourself!

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