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Mosekonen (the "Bog Woman")

Also known as the Mossakärringen or Bergkãrringen in Swedish and Bergmuttter in German. Whenever mist banks appear along a stream in the morning or evening, the Mosekonen is said to be brewing her magical potion. No stories exist about her, so she is probably only a saying. Other creatures like the Danish elfgirls (ellepiger) are however associated with morning or evening mist. Here are two Danish versions of her by Arne Ungermann and Lorenz Frölich:





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