I've always been fascinated with the Loch Ness Monster and so has my guest today, Karen Nutt. So, I'm just going to turn my blog over to her.
I’ve always been fascinated with the folklore regarding the Loch Ness Monster and the legend of the Great Glen. I combined the two and added my own twist to create my story.
The Loch Ness Monster is not considered a mystical creature, but one of the most famous cryptid in the world. For a beast to be qualified as a cryptid, there must be some sort of evidence either in folklore or sightings. The first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster dates back to 565 AD by St. Columba. It wasn’t until 1975 that the beast had a more scientific name: Nessiteras Rhombopteryx. The public shortened the named to Nessie. So for those who didn’t know, the Loch Ness Monster was not always thought of as female. This gave me an idea. What if the Loch Ness Monster was actually male?
One legend of Loch Ness is recorded that the loch was once a Great Glen of rich pasture, plenty of corn, fish, deer and game. In the Glen there was a well that was blessed by the Druid Daly, who stated whoever drew water from the well must always replace its cover. A woman drawing the water from the well was told her child had fallen into the fire. She rushed home, forgetting to cover the well. The water from the well overflowed and flooded the whole glen. The people named the lake “The loch nis ann”, which means there is a lake now. I took this legend and ran with it, adding a curse, and a wee bit of magic to it. Whala… Magic
of the Loch was born.
So if you like tragic, powerful, and dangerous immortals, that are oddly civilized and romantic, you’ll fall in love with Alan MacLachlin.
Lilly, I want to thank you for having me here today and sharing a behind the scene look of Magic of the Loch.
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When she’s not fighting demons, vampires or shape shifters, she creates book covers for Western Trail Blazers and Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing.
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