Bergsrå

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The bergsrå (in Swedish), (Mountain ), Bergatrollet (Mountain Troll) or Bergakungen (Mountain King), was a mythical creature of the mountain, or , in norse mythology.

The bergrå could be either male or female. It lived in the mountain with a court of relatives and sometimes surrounded by trolls. It was a common phenomena in the mythology about the bergsrå for humans to be bergtagen (literary: "taken into the mountain"), spend time with the bergså in the mountain. A typical description of such a claimed occurrence was given by Sven Andersson in 1691, when he was on trial for having sexual intercourse with a female bergrå.[1]

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  1. ^ Grimberg, Carl; Åberg, Alf (1960). Svenska folkets underbara öden. 4, 1660–1707. Stockholm. LIBRIS 8074835.