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Follow us into the forest by humon Follow us into the forest by humon
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From left to right: Näcken (nix), trold/troll, lygtemand (light/lamp man), ellepige (elf girl made of mist), nisse/tomte (gnome), dwarf, huldra (a form of elf), slattenpatte (saggy breast,a form of elf/troll), mosekone (bog woman, another form of elf), huldufólk (elf from Iceland).

I love Nordic mythology creatures far more than what's healthy. :XD:
When people want to use one of these guys in a story they often ask me which other mythological creatures they usually interact with, and the answer is: all of them. It's pretty popular to draw them all partying together, for example.

When using these creatures it's important to understand that they are considered a people, with each race having their own society, norms and laws (except näcken who is a more solitary creature). So they have every day lives, meet, make friends and fight each other across races.

Also, one thing they all have in common is that if humans treat them right they will be helpful and make friends with the humans, but if humans disrespect them they will take revenge. Some are easier than others to befriend. The nisse/tomte lives on farms and will help the farmer as long as he remembers to feed him and don't tease the nisse/tomte too much. The trolls are pretty easy as well (at least in Denmark and parts of Sweden). The various elfs however are more difficult and humans should only ever interact with them if they know what they're doing, or the elfs will make them go crazy.

And don't forget, they have special power over people who think about sex. :XD:
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DarkerThanTheShadows Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
God, I feel so immature. I saw the slattenpatte and I couldn't stop myself from saying out loud "Do your tits hang low? Do they wobble to the floor?" XDD
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Vyanni-Krace-ACE Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The slattenpatte made me do a double-take. She's actually rather cute, but took me by surprise.
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Thea0605 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
slattenpatten :D
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Miss-Lady-Trancy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Näcken is the cutest thing i've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <333333
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Qeeeeep Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your totally right o.o
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Ion-Simon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
but not might be the nicest person
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eaglemt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I belive in elves (huldufólk)
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Kakurosu Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
aww en trold og en nisse <3
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MorphoAdonis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love these illustrations :D I come back to them ever so often to admire them.
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EricTheRedAndWhite Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist
There is no such thing as loving Nordic mythology and folklore creatures too much. :P

Nonetheless, great work. :D
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