The Swedish Forest

LIV ventures into the country's wooded heartland and discovers its people, spirits and myths

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    The Swedish Forest

As far back as man can remember, the forest has played the bad guy in our collective imaginations. And of course it has given Swedes their fair share of dark tales. The mythical shadow of the enchanting skogsrå (literally a "spirit of the forest", a half-girl, half-demon who lures woodsmen to their doom) is never far away.

Extract from LIV magazine 2/2010