Basic Information

Type/Species: Sea Serpent
Origin: Folklore of Sweden

About Storsjooduret

This creature inhabits Lake Storsjon in the region of Jamtland. This sea serpent had been told about in the folklore of the area, which also had an island. A runestone was found there, which was believed to check the power of the Storsjooduret and balance it. [1]

These things lead a team of people to attempt to fish the dragon out in 1894. They created a large, metal cage and put some pig carcasses inside. Even today, this cage is still on display in the Ostersund museum. However, the attempt did not work; the creature did not appear. [1]

Physical Description

It was a long, serpentine creature with either very large, visible ears or horns. [1]


  1. Rose Giants, Monsters and Dragons

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