In this exercise we’ll be drilling both technique and some endurance with minimal breaks over a medium distance.
Also known simply as the grim in Norwwegian or Strömkarlen in Swedish. This water spirit was renound for playing the Hardanger fiddle. These exceptionally talented fiddlers would teach their skills for an appropriate sacrifice – a sufficiently prime goat. He will then teach the player until their fingers bleed – leaving them able to play so well the trees in the forest dance.
A male goat was required as sacrifice in secrecy on Thor’s day. The secrecy was to ensure people didn’t attempt to capture the Fossegrim after finding his location. If the goat was too lean, the Fossegrim would only teach the player how to tune their instrument.
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