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huldre

or hulder

[hoo l-der] /ˈhʊl dər/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology
1.
one of a race of sirens, living in the woods, seductive but dangerous.
Origin of huldre
< Old Norse Huld name of a witch, probably akin to hulda secrecy, hiding, derivative from base of hel; see hell, hull1
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  • I answer, they were the means to an end, and this end was to reproduce the hulder.

    Ole Bull Sara C. Bull
  • This may give you a faint idea of the hulder—the spirit of the North.

    Ole Bull Sara C. Bull
  • He thought much about this; then the girl came back, and in the distance it was the hulder, and he ran directly toward her.

    Arne: Early Tales and Sketches Bjornstjerne Bjornson
  • The hulder is the spirit of the forest, and is represented as a virgin of wonderful beauty.

  • It was evidently because he was yet far from being good enough that both hulder and Nixy eluded him.

    Boyhood in Norway Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  • The youth knew this from her foot-fall, though her form convinced him that it was the hulder herself, and none other.

    Arne: Early Tales and Sketches Bjornstjerne Bjornson
  • You will ask me to give you an idea of what the hulder is, not only as a popular fancy, but as a poetic symbol.

    Ole Bull Sara C. Bull
  • The hulder dwells in forests and mountains, appears like a beautiful woman, and usually wears a blue petticoat and a white hood.

    Arne: Early Tales and Sketches Bjornstjerne Bjornson
  • As fleet of foot as the hulder was, no mortal could be; he cast steel over her again and again; she ran on the same as before.

    Arne: Early Tales and Sketches Bjornstjerne Bjornson

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