The Nuckelavee (5/5)

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The Nuckelavee is an ancient legend with Celtic origins. It describes a half-horse, half-humanoid creature of a purely malevolent nature, known for defiling fertile land with its very presence, causing epidemics and draughts and for chasing and murdering humans who dared venture too deeply into its territory. It has been deemed that the origin of the story is that it likely provided a convenient explanation for incidents that the islanders of North Scotland, from where the tale originated, were unable to explain rationally and with the scientific reasoning that we have available for us today. Such incidents would include events that impacted the health and wellbeing of the general population, such as draughts, poor harvests, storms and so forth.

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