örviri

Unraveling the Mystery of the Örviri

You’ve probably never heard of the Örviri. No surprise there—this obscure creature from Icelandic folklore isn’t exactly a mainstream mythological beast. But that’s what makes the Örviri so fascinating. Part whale, part eagle, this strange hybrid beast is said to inhabit the frigid waters off Iceland’s coast, occasionally emerging from the sea to stretch its…

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