Nattmara in Norselore

Nattmara/nightmare In Norselore, there existed a famous race of she-werewolves known with a name of Nattmara. The mara (or nightmare, as is the English word for them) appears as a thin, pale woman, with long black hair and nails, dressed in a night gown. Similar to sand, they could slip through a crack in the wood of a wall, frightening the sleeping by “riding” on their chest, giving them nightmares.


Encyclopedia of Spirits by Judika Illes

Painting: “The Nightmare,” by Henry Fuseli

(public domain.)

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