Näcken

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Per Johansson

In Sweden we have a mythological figure called "Näcken". He sits nude in waterstreams like creeks and rivers, playing his fiddle, to lure women and children near the water so they will drown. Every year in July, there is a contest held in the village of Hackås. Male fiddle-players compete for the title "Näcken of the year". They are not allowed to wear anything but materials found in the nature. Most of them only wear a laurel of leafs and/or flowers around their heads. A huge crowd votes for the winner. The public service TV uses to show the winner and some of the other contestants on the evening news. Uncensored of course, this is Sweden...


Published More than a year ago

Category Mythology



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