Norse Mythology

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HULDRA

Norse Forest Spirits

Also known as Hulder

Secret long-tailed wood ladies

Actually they are not exactly ladies, more wood nymphs into grazing herds, dancing, and hypnotic harp playing.

They are so beautiful in a face-to-face confrontation, but what’s behind? Not a lot. They have a hollow back, and we do mean hollow. Plus a very long tail.

The Huldra may have more than a little in common with the Germanic Holda.

Huldra Facts and Figures

Name: Huldra
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Hulder

Gender: Female
Type: Spirits
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Forests
Area of expertise: Forests

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Article last revised on September 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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