Scandinavian Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters

Gardsvor

A guardian spirit of the household. This being is envisaged as a small man who, some say, is the incarnation of the soul of an ancestor. Occasionally called Gardsvor.

Jack o' Lantern

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nis

A friendly goblin; a household spirit. On occassion, known as nis, nisse or nisse.

Stromkarl

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troll

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trollkona

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Tunnrida

A sorcerer. He would sit on a hedge or a roof and cast a spell on a house. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Tunnrida.
Scandinavian Mythology