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Comments #8784441:

Huldrekarl and Nix 13 4, 1:25am

i'd actually been looking for more info on the male Huldra's for awhile, for a roleplaying game project of mine. now i know why my google searches didn't turn up much.. the collections of folklore that i had as a starting point used the term 'huldremen', not huldrekarl. seeing this, i did a quick search under the right term... still not much. :(

those same collections actually present the males as slightly different from their female counterparts., instead of having holes in their backs or tails, they were presented in an almost elfin fashion, with stories similar to the seelgie and unseelgie Fae of scotland and ireland. given that there were multiple scandinavan invasions and occupations of those areas, i wonder how much of the Fae stories stem from scandinavian folklore elements (almost certainly the changeling bit, i think), and how many of the scandianvian stories i'd been reading were the result of elements crossing over from the pre-contact stories of the Fae...

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