[box type=”shadow” ]In Finnish mythology, Näkki is a shape shifting water spirit, who usually appears
in human form. It lurks woman and children in murky pools, wells and under bridges that cross rivers. Näkki is a fine example of a spirit enlisted by parents to guide children away from unsafe practices.
“And so came the charming stranger
Along with the tender waves
Whispering promises for the vestal lady
But as the tides were withdrawn
Only that was left, was an empty shore”