"D" is for Draugr

Looking for an alternative to the ubiquitous zombie? You might want to tap into Norse mythology and  the various draugar (plural  form).

According to Wikipedia, Tolkien’s barrow-wights are based on the draugr legends. This is entirely possible, considering The Lord of the Rings  contains elements of Norse mythology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrow-wight).

If you want to learn more about draugar:


Melissa Jarvis said…
Thanks so much for the info!! I love this idea of a-z on paranormal creatures. My husband has got us stocked up on guns for zombies, but I don't think he could stand against a draugr. I may have to use one in a WIP on a ghostly heroine though!
PamelaTurner said…
Thanks! It's not an original idea. LOL

I did start a story about a draugr released by a young man who wanted to avenge his sister's death. It's languishing on that expensive paperweight otherwise known as a laptop with Windows Vista. :-)

It'll probably continue to die a slow death...