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A Kelpie is a shapeshifting water demon native to Great Britain and Ireland.

Biology

Able to take any form, a Kelpie usually chooses that of a horse with a bulrush mane. After luring unwary travellers onto their backs, they drag them underwater and eat them, allowing the entrails to float to the surface of the water. A Kelpie can be rendered docile and harmless by using a Placement Charm to put a bridle over the creature's head.[1]

Kelpie hair can be used as a Wand core, although it is said to be an inferior substance when compared with Phoenix feather, and Dragon heartstring.[2]

History

In 1927, Newt Scamander rode a Kelpie.[3]

Known Kelpies

Loch Ness Kelpie

Loch Ness Kelpie

  • The largest reported Kelpie is the Loch Ness Monster, who resides in Loch Ness, Scotland. Its favourite form is that of a sea serpent which leads to many Muggle sightings.

Harry Potter's experiences

Kelpie

A sketch of a Kelpie in horse form

Appearances

KelpieWonderbook

A Kelpie emerging from a loch

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