The legends of the Wild Hunt are widespread and many. In Scandinavia the Wild Hunt is led by King Volmer and his dogs. The hunted is always some sort of female trollkin. The most commonly known tale is the hunt on Slattenpat. The name Slattenpat translates literally to Saggy breasts. Slattenpat is at times described as a troll, other times as a jotun but most often as the last of the Huldra. Slattenpat is described as a massive, hidious female with breasts so long and saggy that she slings them over her shoulders to run faster.
In German myths humans will often attempt to help the hunted, whereas in Norse tradition the humans always betray her. A commonality in the legends is that in the end she is always slain by King Volmer.
This illustration was a part of a personal project. A 12 piece series of illustrations based around Scandinavian folklore for a self-published calendar named: Trollkin. See the full series here: [CLICK HERE]