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Theodor Kittelsen - Sjotrollet 1887 The Sea Troll

A Draug, most often mentioned as Draugen or The Draug, is a supernatural being which appears in Norwegian folklore. He is told to be the ghost of a fisherman who had died at sea, but had not been buried in Christian soil. He is described as wearing torn leather fisherman rags, and his head is a lump of seaweed. Draugen could be seen sailing in half a boat with torn sails, and warned sailors/fishermen who spotted him, there would be death ahead. If the fishermen were to continue onward, Draugen would proceed to drag their vessel under the water. The legend was originated in the late 1800s.

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