Iceland, a country of striking and sometimes surreal beauty, is matched by its rich and extensive folklore. Since time immemorial, Icelanders have told tales of strange encounters and experiences they have had while on their travels. From the extraordinary Finngálkn, a halfbreed of man and beast to the Kráki, a giant octopus that preys on trawlers and oil rigs, Icelandic folklore is riddled with fantastic tales that expound natural phenomenon and circumstance with peculiar supernatural creatures from myth and legend. Take these tales, passed down from generation to generation throughout the centuries, make with them what you will and share them again. First published in Iceland as Duldýrasafnið, The Museum of Hidden Beings is now available in English, worldwide, so that the creatures of Icelandic legend might knock on new doors. Part of the Wool of Bat series focused on the preservation and promotion of folklore and oral history from around the world.
Nissi – Dwarf Elf 10 Flæðarmús – Tide Mouse 12 Útburður – Spirit of an Abandoned Newborn 14 Dvergur – Dwarf 16 Hafstrambi – Sea Stack 18 Finngálkn – Sphinx 20 Fylgja – Spirit Companion 22 Fjörulabbi – Shore Laddie 24 Loftandi – Air Spirit 26 Sögusteinn – Tale Stone 28 Sending – Sorcerer’s Spectre 30 Dagtröll – Day Troll 32 Móri – Ghost 34 Tilberi – Milk Worm 36 Kráki – Kraken 38 Moðormur – Worm Dog 40 Hafmaður – Merman 42