HARDANGERFJORD: Norway is home to the hulder. These mythological sirens resemble beautiful women, except for a cow tail or cat-eyes. Their melodious voices ensnare mortal men, but the pairing usually ends badly:
- He is bewitched. She enslaves hubby underground forever.
- He does her wrong. She becomes vindictively ugly.
- He's doomed to eternal torment. She becomes human.
Edward brings my spinning head back down to earth, as so often he must.
"Hulder is not a reasonable career ambition. Concentrate on writing."