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See also Merman, mermaid, Nix


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 nøkken; the water elf or 'nix'. See also the tale The Bell Deep.


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