Mythical Icelandic Creatures: Fjörulalli


The fjörulalli, or shore laddie, is a Scottish-sounding wee beastie which looks like a sheep that’s fallen in the drink; either that or a fat, woolly seal. Although fjörulalli are vegetarian, they allegedly and somewhat bizarrely have a perverted penchant for pregnant ladies. They will also inseminate an unlucky sheep, although farmers report any lambs being born as being deformed to the rear. These creatures are shore dwellers, and there are witness accounts of them prowling the beaches and coves of the West Fjords of Iceland. You might want to keep an eye out for them on your next visit, especially if you are pregnant.