Tompte

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  • Norse Norse (culture)
  • Humanoid Humanoid (attribute)
  • Domestic Domestic (attribute)
  • Friendly and Dangerous Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)

Its name comes form the Scandinavian ‘tomtgubbe’ which translates as ‘Old Man of the House’. They are similar to the Brownie. They are paid for their house work by a cosy dinner at ten at night and at four in the morning. They disliked being disturbed and working with too much noise around. When angry they will steal children, disturb people in their sleep and let the cows out of the yard. They never work on a Thursday and becomes enraged when they see anyone spinning fabrics. They wear brown clothes and a green hat and love to play the fiddle. On Christmas, it is customary to offer a shovel of clay, tobacco and a grey cloth to them.

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