Sámi ghost stories

Beneath the Northern Lights, in the heart of Sámi lands, lies a world where the living and the departed intertwine in eerie harmony. Brace yourself, for you’re about to embark on a chilling journey through the ancient realm of Sámi ghost stories. In this desolate and hauntingly beautiful landscape, spirits of the past refuse to be forgotten.

Imagine the bone-chilling whispers in the winds of the Arctic tundra, tales of the fearsome “Stállos,” spectral giants whose colossal forms loom over the snowy wastelands. These ancient specters, with eyes as cold as the Nordic ice, guard the secrets of the Sámi people and, when provoked, unleash their wrath.

Among the deep, mysterious forests, you’ll hear the mournful songs of the “Raedieguovlu,” the restless spirits of those who met tragic fates in the wilderness. They beckon to lost wanderers, leading them deeper into the woods, ensnaring them in an otherworldly trance.

And then there are the “Náide,” the revenants of the Sámi, who return to the world of the living, shrouded in death’s pallor, to seek retribution or complete unfinished business. Their eerie apparitions walk amongst us, both haunting and compelling.

Prepare to shiver as we unravel these spine-tingling Sámi ghost stories, where the boundaries between this world and the next blur, and the spirits of the North tell their chilling tales under the aurora-lit sky. Brace yourself, for in the world of Sámi legends, the boundary between the living and the dead is a spectral veil that beckons with icy fingers.


Lena Schattenherz Heide-Brennand is a Norwegian lecturer with a master degree in language, culture and literature from the University of Oslo and Linnaeus University. She has been lecturing and teaching various subjects since 1998. Her field of interest and main focus has always been topics that others have considered strange, eccentric and eerie, and she has specialised in a variety of dark subjects linked to folklore, mythology and Victorian traditions and medicine. Her students often point out her thorough knowledge about the subjects she is teaching, in addition to her charismatic appearance. She refers to herself as a performance lecturer and always gives her audience an outstanding experience

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