fylgie

Norse - The guardian spirit which watches. Over each individual: the soul; A person's double. As the double or soul, the fylgie is envisaged as some form of animal; as a tutelary spirit it may appear in a dream to give warning or advice. They ride on wolves using a bridle made of snakes. It is said that the fylgie passes from father to son through the generations. On occassion, identified as fylgie, fylgia, fylgia, fylgja, fylgja, plurfylgjur or plurfylgjur.

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