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A sjörå is a female water creature in Scandinavian folklore. "Sjö" means lake. "Rå" is a mythological being that is a keeper or warden of a particular location, such as lakes, forests or mountains. She is a shapeshifter and can take the form of a full grown human-like being, as well as a small fish-like creature.
Vordr- Norse myth: the Warden spirit. It follows a person's soul from birth to death. They can appear as a white flame or an apparition. Perceiving another's Warden can cause an itchy nose or hand. They can sometime go ahead of their person and reach their destination before them. When their person dies, they can become revenants; haunting their death site. They also guard very old trees.
In Norse Mythology, the Tradition of the Yule goat stretches back beyond recorded history. Originally it was the goat that was slaughtered for the feast, but came to be symbolized by a goat made of straw. Older version of Santa sometimes show him riding on a goat as he makes his rounds with gifts. Goats also pulled Thor’s chariot. When Thor slaughtered his goats to feed himself and his guests, he restored them to life the next day with the aid of his hammer.
Hábrók - According to Norse mythological sources, these enormous birds are the pinnacle of hawks that can be trained to hunt, because of their long claws and massive size. Very little is known about the lifestyle or habitat of these creatures, though some speculate that they may dwell in mountain territories due to large footprints found in these areas.
Unusual Power Of Seidr: Norse Shamans Used Magic To Alter Destiny And See The Future | Ancient Pages
In Norse mythology Seidr is the practice of magic and shamanism. Shamans played a very important role in the Norse society. These enigmatic beings were known for their unusual powers and they were credited with the ability to alter destiny.
A Vittra (plural: Vittror) is a type of Vættr (wight) from northern Sweden. A Vættr is a nature spirit, a type of mythological creature very common in Scandinavian mythology. Elves, Dwarves and Jötnar are Vættir. Experts are not certain if Vittra, Huldra and Näcken can be grouped together or not because all three of them support nature against humans and dangers.
In Norse mythology, the Poetic Mead or Mead of Poetry (Old Norse skáldskapar mjaðar), also known as Mead of Suttungr (Suttungmjaðar), is a mythical beverage that whoever "drinks becomes a skald or scholar" to recite any information and solve any question. This myth was reported by Snorri Sturluson (Skáldskaparmál 5) (1). The drink is a vivid metaphor for poetic inspiration, often associated with Odin the god of 'possession' via berserker rage or poetic inspiration. In Norse mythology, the P...
Heimdallr- Norse myth: a god that possesses the horn Gjallarhorn, owns the golden-maned horse Gulltoppr, has gold teeth, and is the son of Nine Mothers. Heimdallr has foreknowledge, keen eyesight and hearing, is described as "the whitest of the gods", and keeps watch for the onset of Ragnarök while drinking fine mead in his dwelling Himinbjörg, located where the burning rainbow bridge Bifröst meets heaven. Heimdallr and Loki are foretold to kill one another during the events of Ragnarök.