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See also Merman, mermaid, Nix

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Water, death

Description of this motif: Creature, that lives in streams and with its singing and playing attracts people as pray. Thus related to mermaids, sirens, elfs, wood spirits (huldrer) and nkken; the water elf or 'nix'. See also the tale The Bell Deep.

Overview

The tales are sorted by year. The leading numbers refer to the number of occurrences of the motif in the respective texts.

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