- Norse (culture)
- Aquatic (attribute)
- Mount (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
- Water Horses (common type)
A treacherous Water Horse in Scandinavian mythology. It transforms itself into a useful looking boat or log floating upside down in a lake. Whoever approaches it is sucked down and eaten by the Backahast.
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