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The haugbui or Aptrgangr is a fierce monster from Norse mythology.


Haugbui means howe or barrow, a reference to the grave. Aptrgangr means after goer, a reference to something that walks after its dead.


The haugbui was created when a freshly deceased corpse was possessed by a demonic entity. It was said to be able to inflate in size and to exhibit huge strengh, in a similar way to the demons in the Evil Dead movies

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The Aptrgangr is similar to the Draugr except that it prefers to remain in his grave whereas the Draugr frequently raided entire villages.