Daughter of a certain giant called Vagnoste dwelling in
Scandinavia. She was a powerful enchantress and was rarely
seen in her true shape. Sometimes she would take the form of
an old woman, wrinkled and bent, and hardly able to move
about. At one time she would appear weak and ill, and at another
tall and strong, so that her head seemed to touch the clouds.
She effected these transformations without the smallest effort
or trouble. People believed her capable of overthrowing the
mountains, tearing up the trees, drying up the rivers with the
greatest of ease. They held that nothing less than a legion of
demons must be at her command in order for her to accomplish
her magic feats. She seems to be like the Scottish Cailleach
Bheur, a nature hag

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