Nuckelavee: Scotland’s Skinless Evil Monstrosity

Season 2 Episode 16 | 7m 55s

This horse-like horror of Scottish folklore emerges from the sea bringing death and disease. With origins in Orcadian folklore this demonic creature was blamed for plagues, drought, and death in equal measure. This episode explores how the history of the Orkney Islands, the influence of Norse mythology, a real equine disease, and the kelp trade crafted a terrifying, skinless monster.

Aired: 12/14/20

Rating: NR


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