Also known as Glashan, Glaistyn.
- Celtic (culture)
- Aquatic (attribute)
- Seductive (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
- Water Horses (common type)
A Water Horse from the Isle of Man. He appears to as a handsome dark young man with curly hair and pointy ears. He would attract his victims and turn into a horse to drag them underwater to eat them. In one tale a girl was at home during a storm waiting for her father. She heard knocks on the door and opened it to see a weary looking stranger who spoke a foreign language. She let him in and he ate nothing but slept by the fire. When the light from the fire went out, she blew on it to relight the room and saw that the stranger had pointed ears. Knowing that these type of creatures flee at dawn she sat still and waited for sunrise. The stranger woke up due to the crackling fire and tried to amuse the girl with pearls. She screamed and the cockerel crowed thinking it was dawn. The creature was also fooled and ran out the house galloping away.
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