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The motif "the old man of the stream" in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales and stories
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The motif "the old man of the stream" in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales and stories

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See also Merman, mermaid, Nix

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Water, death

Description of this motif: Creature, that lives in streams and with its singing and playing attracts people as pray. Thus related to mermaids, sirens, elfs, wood spirits (huldrer) and nøkken; the water elf or 'nix'. See also the tale The Bell Deep.

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The tales are sorted by year. The leading numbers refer to the number of occurrences of the motif in the respective texts.

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