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klaboutermannikin

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  • A guardian spirit living in a ship's figurehead which 'guarded the ship from sickness, rocks, storms, and dangerous winds. If a ship with one of these faeries aboard sank, the faery sank with it and then aided the souls of the sailors out of the waters and into the Land of the Dead. Dutch sailors once believed that to sink without a Klaboutermannikin meant your soul was condemned to the water for eternity.' (Faerie)

    December 4, 2007