In the folklore of the Sami, a Stallo (also Stallu or Stalo) is a large, human-like creature who likes to eat people and who therefore is usually in some form of hostilities with a human. Stallos are clumsy and stupid, and thus humans often gain the upper hand over them.
The Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve contains the remains of ancient, large building foundations, considered by the Sami to be the remains of Stallo dwellings. There is also a huge stone placed on some small pebbles on top near Lake Giengeljaure named stalostenen, which literally means "stone Stallo." Legend dictates that a Stallo would have placed a stone here to prove his strength.
- Andrew F. Besa. "The Stallo Throughout Sámi and World History". Sami Culture.
- Joann Conrad (1999–2000). Societas Uralo-Altaica (ed.). "Tracking the Ogre — the Sami Stallo". Ural-altaische Jahrbücher. O. Harrassowitz. 16: 56–75. ISSN 0174-0652.
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