Ninnir

Also known as Nykur.

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  • Norse Norse (culture)
  • Aquatic Aquatic (attribute)
  • Seductive Seductive (attribute)
  • Mount Mount (attribute)
  • Deadly Deadly (behaviour)
  • Water Horses Water Horses (common type)

The Icelandic name for the Nicker. It sometimes has the form of an old man with a green beard but is also known as a Water Horse. They live in the lakes fjords and seas of Scandinavian countries. They are gentle and enjoy making music. However like the Kelpie or Each Uisge the Nicker would dive into deep water carrying anyone who has tried to mount on its back and drown its victims. Nickers also are known to fall in love with women. It is believed that this creature can be heard from under the ice neighing, which is a sign that it is calling its victims.

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