Vættekin

A term from old Nordic folklore. A or The vætte [vɛdə] is an unspecified creature, that often acts as a guardian spirit. It may protect an area of land, or even a family.

In Norse myth vætter (plural) lived either within the earth, within nature, or near the home of a person. It is said that it is always in your best interest to befriend them as they may choose to become your guardian spirit. If angered, however, they may cause great misfortune.

Fairies, gnomes, trolls, dwarves, will o’ the wisps, spirits past, goblins and similar beings are all considered vætter or vættekin.

This piece is for the pitch of my Montague Mouse book, that I am currently working to put together.