Ok now a Skogsra, or more well known as Sjora, is a Swedish water spirit that lives in the woods and is known either to help men with good hunting or lead them astray. It is always seen in a forest and always by a body of water, most usually looking like a beautiful woman brushing her hair and somtimes having a tail.
There was somthing I was told by my mother's grandmother about a story that she was told by her father.
From the time he was little he went hunting with his father, the boy became an excelent marksman, and by the time he was 16, he had the skills of a veteran twice his age. One day the boy went out to hunt with his dog Kysa and as the dog went for somthing to drink, the boy saw something near the water, it was a beautiful young woman. All he could do was stare for the longest time until he was noticed, so he went over and introduced himself to the young woman. They talked for a while never getting her name.
So the days went on and the boy, who was slowly becoming a man, fell in love with this young woman until one day as he went into the woods and saw her with someone else. Our young man became furious and confronted her, she became furious and suddenly disappered. On his way home it became extremely dark and he and Kysa lost their way. Two days went by and still no way out of the woods, then somthing caught his eye, 'twas the woman he had fought with and thought he loved.
He goes to talk with her and to apologize about his behavior and sees a tail out of nowhere, well actually out of the back of her dress, so he asked her about it and she became very angry and slapped him across the face, cutting him so he yelled at her and ran off. Three more days went by and still he could not find his way home out of the woods. Finaly after 5 days, home at last. He runs inside and tells his father about what has happened and his father told him what he had met and he understood. Years later he fell in love with a romanian girl and lived a long and happy life in America but could never forget the face of the woman he almost gave his heart to, and a scar he could never forget.