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"Draugr"
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Type(s)
Undead
Source
Norse mythology
Scale
medium
Other names
Draug, Draugen, Draugur, Dreygur
Similar creature(s)
Zombie, Ghoul, Haugbui or Haugr, Gjenganger, Selkolla, Wiedergänger


Draugr are unresting undead which often appear in Icelandic sagas. These kinds of undead still roam their burial mounds and in some stories, they even are able to leave them. Their appearance varies depending on the cause of their death. It is also told, they possess magical or supernatural powers which makes it possible for them to change into animals and to predict the future. With the right spell, they also can become helpful. In the old stories, they can be killed by chopping off their head and to burn them. Normal weapons often were useless.[1]Some discovered runestones have grave-binding inscriptions.

Glámr is a powerful draugr who appears in the "Grettis Saga", in which Grettir kills the undead, but then is cursed by it.

Source[edit | edit source]

The draugr originate from Norse mythology.

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Draugr appear in the following media:

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  • "Draugen" is the name of a mystery-horror-exploration video game from 2019. It is described as "Fjord Noir", the setting is a remote Norwegian island named Graavik.
  • Draugen is also the name of an Oil platform