wintherharlekin: “ Scandinavian folklore (special focus on Norway) Pictures: Nøkken, Valemon, and Draugen by Theodor Kittelsen Dragon, Huldra, Trolls, Elves, (first picture), by John Bauer Fossegrimen by...
wintherharlekin: “ Scandinavian folklore (special focus on Norway) Pictures: Nøkken, Valemon, and Draugen by Theodor Kittelsen Dragon, Huldra, Trolls, Elves, (first picture), by John Bauer Fossegrimen...
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Tengu- Japanese folklore: an avian creature with human characteristics. They were thought of as evil malignant spirits or protective guardians.
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Draugen was originally a dead person, an old man, whether he lived in the heap (the Norse called haugbúi) or set out to haunt the living. In recent folklore, it was customary to limit the shape of a ghost of a dead fish that had driven the sea, and that was not buried in consecrated ground. It was said that he wore leather right, but had a tang vase to head, sailed in a half boat with ripped sails and alerted death for those who saw him or even wanted to pull them down
Kitsune (狐 or きつね, Kitsune) is the Japanese word for fox. Foxes are a common subject of Japanese folklore; in English, kitsune refers to them in this context. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. According to Yōkai folklore, all foxes have the ability to shape shift into men or women. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others—as foxes in folklore often do—other stories…