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The Fossegrim is a creature with origins in Norse mythology, legend and folklore. It is a creature akin to the Norse Nix, and the two are very closely related.
Though, it is known that the two are not the same creature, as Nixes can be either male or female (and even shift gender), while Fossegrimen are exclusively male.
It is a very cunning and crafty creature, able to play the fiddle to lure people into it's Spring, where they will drown.