West of the Moon Symbols & Objects

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Snowflake

This is the goat that always manages to escape from the barn. Astri discovers how Snowflake is escaping but never tells Svaalberd. When she is running away from him, she uses the hold in the barn for herself and the Spinning Girl.

The Huldrefolk

The “invisibles” or huldrefolk are a group of people who are magical or enchanted in some way. The people of this time in Norway blame the huldrefolk for problems and phenomenon that they can't otherwise explain.

The Pest

Also called the Blue Death, it's a disease that causes diarrhea and dehydration, and that ends in death for many who contract it aboard The Columbus. Greta falls ill with the disease but Astri tricks Death and saves Greta's life.

The Lord's Prayer

This literally refers to the Lord's Prayer from the Bible. The prayer is often used as a defense against dire circumstances...

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