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Viking ring fort and settlement, the Shetland Islands, Jarlshof, Scotland. It has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles". It contains remains dating from 2500 B.C.-1600 A.D.

Viking ring fort and settlement, the Shetland Islands, Jarlshof, Scotland. It has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles". It contains remains dating from 2500 BCE up to the century CE.

Nott is the personification of night and the mother of Dagur.

FIGURES OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY: NOTT “ Nott is the personification of night and the mother of Dagur, who represents day. She and her son were given horse-drawn chariots by Odin and were placed in the sky to round the world every two half-days.

“    FIGURES OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY: HEL Hel is the daughter of Loki and the Jotun Angrboda. Half of her body resembles a living woman while the other resembles a corpse. Her expression is always gloomy and grim. The Aesir feared Hel and her brothers, so...

“ FIGURES OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY: HEL Hel is the daughter of Loki and the Jotun Angrboda. Half of her body resembles a living woman while the other resembles a corpse. Her expression is always gloomy and grim. The Aesir feared Hel

A ghoul is a desert-dwelling demon that can assume the guise of an animal, usually a hyena. It is an evil spirit that robs graves and feeds on the flesh of the dead or on young children. They inhabit lonely places, especially graveyards. They also lure travelers into the desert, beguiling their victims with their beautiful singing and then devouring them. - Jocasta

THOSE WHO HAUNT THE EARTH: GHOUL “ In Arabian folklore, a ghoul (ghūl) is a desert-dwelling demon that can assume the guise of an animal, usually a hyena. It is an evil spirit that robs graves and.

Mare -The mare is a female shape-shifting demon from Germanic folklore who torments her victims while they sleep. During the day, she appears as a normal woman, disguising herself as someone’s mother, wife, or a local shopkeeper. A mare can easily enter her victims’ homes through keyholes or the smallest cracks in the wall. When she finds a victim, she mounts their chest causing pains, tightness, troubled breathing, and horrible dreams.

THOSE WHO HAUNT THE EARTH: MARE “ The mare is a female shape-shifting demon from Germanic folklore who torments her victims while they sleep. During the day, she appears as a normal woman, disguising.

The Norns are female beings who control the destinies of gods and mortals. The most important of these beings are Urd (Fate), Skuld (Being), and Verdandi (Necessity). They guard the well Urðarbrunnr, located beneath Yggdrasil in Asgard, keeping the World Tree healthy by pouring water and mud from the well on its roots. In other myths, there is a Norn present at every birth, and she has control over how the newborn’s life with unfold.

allinye: “FIGURES OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY: NORNS “ The Norns are female beings who control the destinies of gods and mortals. The most important of these beings are Urd (Fate), Skuld (Being), and Verdandi (Necessity). They guard the well Urðarbrunnr,.

STRZYGA Female demon in Slavic folklore possessing two souls in a single body, identifiable by double hearts and sets of teeth.  One soul passes on, the second remains with the body; it hunts at night as an owl, attacking travelers and those who wander into the woods, consuming their prey’s blood and internal organs. Decapitate the corpse and bury its head separate to prevent the strzyga from returning to life; burying the body face down with a sickle around its head was said to work as…

THOSE WHO HAUNT THE EARTH: STRZYGA “ A strzyga is a female demon in Slavic folklore. They are born to human parents, possessing two souls in a single body and are identifiable by their double hearts.