Kelpie

2023-09-06 Snargl 2 minutes 35 seconds

What is a Kelpie?

Horse is running through the water in the woods and trees in the background
Painting of a horse standing in a river in a forest with fog and trees around it
A kelpie is a mythical creature that can take different forms, but is usually seen as a horse or a human.
It lives near water and can lure people to their doom by drowning them or eating them.
A kelpie has a magical bridle that gives it power, and anyone who can get hold of it can control the kelpie.
There are many stories and legends about kelpies in Scottish folklore, and they are sometimes confused with other water spirits.
Kelpies are also the name of a breed of Australian dogs that are good at herding sheep.

Some additional facts are:
  • Kelpies are often depicted as grey or white horses, but they can also change their appearance to suit their surroundings or their prey.
    They can also make themselves invisible or create illusions.
  • Kelpies are very cunning and can trick people into riding them or touching them.
    Once someone is on their back or stuck to their skin, they cannot escape and are dragged into the water.
    Kelpies are said to have a preference for human livers.
  • Kelpies can also appear as beautiful women or handsome men, and seduce unsuspecting travellers.
    They may also pretend to be friendly or helpful, but they always have a hidden agenda.
    Some kelpies can also cause floods or storms to drown their victims.
  • Kelpies can be defeated or captured by stealing their bridle, which is the source of their power.
    Some stories tell of brave heroes who managed to do this and used the kelpie's strength and stamina for their own purposes.
    However, kelpies are very dangerous and unpredictable, and should not be trusted.
  • Kelpies are part of the rich and diverse folklore of Scotland, and are often associated with specific lochs, rivers, or pools.
    Some of the most famous kelpies are those of Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, and the River Spey.
    Kelpies have also inspired many works of art and literature, such as the sculptures in Falkirk and the poems by Robert Burns.

Example of the color palette for the image of Kelpie

Picture with primary colors of Black, Outer Space, Medium jungle green, Cadet blue and Teal blue
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
RAL Classic
RAL 9005
RAL 7022
RAL 6009
RAL 5024
RAL 5007
RAL Design
RAL 170 20 25
RAL 160 30 05
RAL 180 20 15
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What does a Kelpie look like?

Two horses are standing in the water at night with a full moon in the background and trees in the foreground
Toy horse standing in a puddle of water with grass in the background
Statue of a horse standing in a body of water near a bridge and a building with a clock on it
Statue of a dog in a field of flowers with a sunset in the background
Horse standing in the grass near a lake at sunset or dawn with the sun shining on the horse
Painting of a wolf standing in a swamp at night with a full moon in the background and a body of water in the foreground
A Kelpie, or water Kelpie, is a shape-shifting spirit that inhabits lochs in Irish and Scottish folklore.

It is usually described as a black horse-like creature, able to adopt human form.

Some accounts state that the Kelpie retains its hooves when appearing as a human, leading to its association with the Christian idea of Satan.

The Kelpie is said to lure unsuspecting travellers to the water and drown them.

Example of the color palette for the image of Kelpie

Picture with primary colors of Beau blue, Smoky black, Dark tan, Ecru and Rifle green
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
NCS (Natural Color System)
NCS S 1020-B
NCS S 4020-G90Y
NCS S 2020-G80Y
NCS S 7005-G50Y
RAL Classic
RAL 9018
RAL 9005
RAL 1036
RAL 1002
RAL 6014
RAL Design
RAL 250 80 15
RAL 170 20 20
RAL 075 50 30
RAL 080 70 30
RAL 120 30 20
RAL Effect
RAL 180-2
RAL 320-1
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