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Wild Hunt

(in northern European legend) a phantom hunt, conducted either in the sky or in forests. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • For Ralph there was no home—only this Wild Hunt from place to place, with no safety and rest.

  • They would camp for the night and continue at dawn the Wild Hunt after “the biggest moose in the world.”

    The Wolves of God Algernon Blackwood
  • Bowker, p. 73, relates a story embodying a similar episode, but apparently connected with Wild Hunt legends.

    The Science of Fairy Tales Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • That is the "Wild Hunt of Wodan," he says; the god is out with his followers, and woe to him who gets in his way!

    History of Religion

    Allan Menzies
  • But it is necessary to dwell a little on the relations of the Horse to this Wild Hunt.

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway
  • Uller was also considered god of death, and was supposed to ride in the Wild Hunt, and at times even to lead it.

    Myths of the Norsemen H. A. Guerber
  • The clamour of that Wild Hunt died away, and we breathed more freely.

    A Sea Queen's Sailing Charles Whistler
  • A day more was spent in a Wild Hunt among the bergs, and the party returned to the brig.

    North-Pole Voyages Zachariah Atwell Mudge
  • Finally, later popular belief often placed Woden at the head of the Wild Hunt or ghostly army.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • But the others freshened up at being so harried, and the kind of Wild Hunt continued hotter than ever.

    The Red River Half-Breed Gustave Aimard

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