Inspired by Scandinavian folklore, Huldra or Skogsrå is a beautiful but dangerous troll woman. She's the guardian of the forests and can grant boons to hunters who she favors although if you get on her bad side you just might dissapear for ever. She was also a highly sexual creature, stories are told about hunters or coalers who had affairs with her during their long periods in the woods. There is even to be found old legal documents about men being sentenced for having affairs with the Huldra.
She is always told to look as a very beautiful woman but she always has something that tells that she is a troll and not a human. In some parts of Scandinavia she has the tail of a cow, in others it's the bushy tail of a fox and sometimes the ears to. Where I grew up she was supposed to have a hollow back, like an old injured tree trunk.
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