Back in the 1930s the Loch Ness Monster exploded onto the scene and sent tourists and journalists northwards in their droves to catch a glimpse of this new sensation. But before the Loch Ness Monster there was the Loch Ness Water Horse. Before Nessie there was An Niseag - a devilish creature of notoriety feared and talked about in hushed tones by local people and whom none would dare cross paths with. Today people deny that any such creature ever existed or was known about before the media circus of the thirties began. But the literature of the time says “No” to this and this book sets out to prove the telling of a centuries old story. In this new book, the landscape of the ancient and supernatural Highlands is surveyed and its most feared inhabitant of all – The Water Horse – is unveiled as well as the various haunts in which it lay in wait for its victims. The investigation then begins to home in on the “Each Uisge” of Loch Ness and discovers that its reputation preceded it then as it does now in the realm of lake monsters. Old and forgotten stories of the Kelpie of Loch Ness are found and analysed as well as surprising parallels to how people reacted to the Water Horse then as they do now in disbelief, imagery and both modern and ancient folklore. Finally, the old Highlanders’ belief in the supernatural origin of this beast is explored and that thread of belief is traced right through to the modern age with those who continue to think that there is more to the Loch Ness Water Horse than just flesh and blood.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1461178193
Book Description CreateSpace, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 252 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.57 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1461178193