Myths and legends are passed down from generation to generation. Norway if full of mythical creatures and stories meant to scare the young and old.
Artist Bjørg-Elise Tuppin created a project entitled, “Norway’s Mythological Beast and Legends.” It is the myths and legends reinterpreted in photo art. She likes gloomy scenes and seems to be a Dark Soul at heart with her interest in the magical, spooky and mythical.
V I D O F N I R According to Norse Mythology the eagle Vidofnir sits at the top of the world tree Yggdrasil.
A L V E R The earliest description of Alver (Elves) appears in Norse Mythology. Here they are described as demigod creatures of nature and fertility. They can both cause and heal illnesses in humans. The Scandinavian elves were of human size and associated with fertility.
J O T N E In Norse mythology a Jotun appears as a giant being, often ugly and lumpy. Many of them were in possession of great knowledge. They lived in Jotunheimen (also the name of a great mountain area in Southern Norway) and their many battles with Tor, the hammer-wielding god, is a main theme in Norse mythology. In more recent folklore these beings live on as Trolls.
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H U L D R A In Norwegian folklore Huldra is a seductive forest creature who lure men into the forest with her singing. From the front she is beautiful, but she has a cow’s tail and her back is hollow. If she is betrayed, she will punish her victims severely.
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S K R Ø M T In Norwegian folklore this describe a ghost, paranormal activity or an undefined being or entity.
D R A U G E N In Norwegian folklore Draugen is a walking dead, the ghost of a fisherman who died at sea, and was not buried in holy ground. He brought death to those who saw him and would also sometimes try to pull his victims down into the dark sea.