"Huldra" - Theodor Kittelsen, 1892
By far the most prominent folklore creature in my gallery, I figured I would talk a bit about huldra, and go much more in depth than I've previously done. I've looked through many different stories and supposed "true" anecdotes from back when people still believed in this creature to get as accurate information about her as possible.The word "huldra"
The word "huldra" most likely stems from the old Norse verb "hylja", which means "to hide" or "to cover", although some speculate that the word may also be related to the sorceress and seer Huld from Norse mytology. It's difficult to know for sure, as stories about the huldrefolk have been around since at least the Viking Age, but were first written down in the 1840's, and a lot of information gets changed, added and omitted when stories are passed around by word of mouth. Huldra is primarily the Norwegian word for the creature, althou