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huldre

[hoo l-der] /ˈhʊl dər/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology
1.
one of a race of sirens, living in the woods, seductive but dangerous.
Also, hulder.
Origin
< 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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