or hul·der

[hoo l-der]

noun Scandinavian Mythology.

one of a race of sirens, living in the woods, seductive but dangerous.

Origin of huldre

< Old Norse Huld name of a witch, probably akin to hulda secrecy, hiding, derivative from base of hel; see hell, hull1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of hulder

  • This may give you a faint idea of the Hulder—the spirit of the North.

    Ole Bull

    Sara C. Bull

  • I answer, they were the means to an end, and this end was to reproduce the Hulder.

    Ole Bull

    Sara C. Bull

  • It was evidently because he was yet far from being good enough that both Hulder and Nixy eluded him.

    Boyhood in Norway

    Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen

  • You will ask me to give you an idea of what the Hulder is, not only as a popular fancy, but as a poetic symbol.

    Ole Bull

    Sara C. Bull

  • The Hulder is the spirit of the forest, and is represented as a virgin of wonderful beauty.