Nótt

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Nótt is a moon-carrying, fortune-telling night-time goddess chaperoned by her enchanted companions.

In Norse mythology and in very old English pagan traditions, Nótt is the goddess of the night; the personification of the night sky.

Commissioned by Stellar Projects for their 2016 event Nightfall, Frolicked has crafted our own version of Nótt as a spectacular walking puppet sculpture – a moon-carrying, rune-casting, roaming fortune-teller, who enchants her audiences with the lightning in her hair, the starlight on her costume, and the gentle sway of the orb she dutifully carries on her back.

Our half-sized, Norse-speaking goddess is accompanied by her English-speaking interpreter, a talking crow, who sits in his own enchanted tree. From the same mythology, crows were considered as messengers, and when the night raven appeared, he was said to be a captured spirit in crow form (hence the ability to communicate with humans).

Nótt is not only an unusual and spectacular sight, but she can also read (and hand over) a simple, illustrated fortune as a gift for those who choose to interact with her, mostly giving a tiny hand-drawn glimpse into how the celestial heavens affect our lives on earth.

  • 2 performers
  • 45 minute walkabout performance
  • 3 times a day
  • English