A tangie is a shape-shifting sea spirit in the folklore of the Orkney and Shetland Islands in the British Isles. A sea horse or merman, it takes on the appearance of either a horse or an aged man. Usually described as being covered with seaweed, its name derives from "tang" or seaweed of the Fucus genus. It is known for terrorizing lonely travellers, especially young women on roads at night near the lochs, whom it will abduct and devour under the water. Similar yet distinctive from the nogel, a tangie is able to cause derangement in humans and animals. The tangie plays a major role in the Shetland legend of Black Eric, a sheep rustler. The tangie he rode gave him supernatural assistance when he raided and harassed surrounding crofts. In his final battle with crofter Sandy Breamer, Black Eric fell to his death in the sea. The tangie then continued to terrorize the area, particularly the young women he was hoping to abduct.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tang′i, n. an Orcadian water-spirit, appearing as a seahorse, or man covered with seaweed.
The numerical value of Tangie in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Tangie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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