Entries Tagged ‘folklore’

Primstav: Thomas Brewer and Lefse Making

A Norwegian Christmas

christmas-candle.jpgNorway enters the Christmas season early.

Viking Runes

long-branch-runesRunes were the written language of the Vikings.

Norwegian Elf: Nisse

The Barn Elf (Fjøsnissen) is a creature from Scandinavian folklore. He was often described as a short man, “no bigger than a horse’s head”, wearing grey clothes, knickerbockers and a red hat similar to what Norwegian farmers would wear. As the name suggests, the Fjøsnisse lived in the barn. Of course, he was so shy […]

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