Barneblad: Spirits and witches and trolls, oh my!

A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall Thick green forests, rugged mountains, rushing blue waters: this is Norway’s magical landscape. It’s no wonder that a country so dramatically beautiful would be rich with fairy tales. Looking at Norwegian nature, it’s easy to let your imagination run free: trees turn into maids of the forest; big rocks loom high in the sky like trolls; one can easily be pulled down into a rushing stream by a water sprite... The Huldra is a beautiful forest spirit from Norse mythology. This lovely nymph with long, flowing hair lives in the mountains of Norway. She will reward those who come under her spell, but if a man fails to please
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Lori Ann Reinhall

Lori Ann Reinhall, editor-in-chief of The Norwegian American, is a multilingual journalist and cultural ambassador based in Seattle. She is the president of the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association, and she serves on the boards of several Nordic organizations.