Bergsrå

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The Bergsrå (Mountain ), Bergatrollet (Mountain Troll) or Bergakungen (Mountain King) was a mythical creature of the mountain in Norse mythology.

The bergrå could be either masculine or feminine. It lived in the mountain with a court of relatives and sometimes surrounded by trolls. It was a common phenomena in the mythology about the bergsrå to trick people into their dwellings in the mountain and to become bergtagen (literary: "taken into the mountain").

A typical description of such a claimed occurrence was given by Sven Andersson in 1691, when he was on trial for having sexual intercourse with a female bergrå.[1]

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  1. ^ Grimberg, Carl; Åberg, Alf (1960). Svenska folkets underbara öden. 4, 1660–1707. Stockholm. SELIBR 8074835.

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  • Ake Hultkrantz Editor (1961) The Supernatural Owners Of Nature Nordic Symposion on The Religious Conceptions of Ruling Spirits (Genii loci, genii speciei) and Allied Concepts (Almquist & Wiksell)[ISBN missing]